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Item ID: 381
Genus: Echium
Plant Lists: Easy Reseeders, Deer Resistant, Wild Life, Bee Plants, Hummingbirds, Drought Tolerant
Plant Type: Flowering
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Echium russicum
Echium russicum Echium russicum
photo:(right) Susan Durtnall

A rare, ruby flowered, Echium native to Russia that’s remarkably cold hardy (some say it’s even hardy to zone 2)! Throngs of striking, upright spikes, bearing dark red flowers emerge from a basal rosette of hairy leaves mid-Summer, attracting bees from far & wide. In nature, it is reported to be biennial, but in most garden situations it’s been found to be perennial. Likes well-drained soil & full sun. To 2.5-3' tall & 15” wide.

Annie

Sun
deer proof drought tolerant
Avg.-Low Water

Perennial USDA Zones 3-10

Item ID: 381
Genus: Echium
Plant Lists: Easy Reseeders, Deer Resistant, Wild Life, Bee Plants, Hummingbirds, Drought Tolerant
Plant Type: Flowering