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Echium russicum

Description:

A lovely ruby colored Echium that is super hardy!

Supposedly biennial, we have found it to be reliably perennial in the gardens here at ASF.

Striking, upright spikes, bearing dark red flowers emerge from a basal rosette of hairy leaves in late June.

It likes well-drained soil & full sun although it does OK in part shade, too.

Zone:

maybe down to zone 2! But 3 for sure

Bloom Color:

Deep lovely maroon

Bloom Time:

mid-June-early July

Light:

Full sun to part shade

Height:

About 3’

Habit:

Basal clumps from which a tall spike arises

Author: Betty Shadura

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