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Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’
Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’
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Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’

Red Feathers

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.197.800

Red Feathers is a very interesting, architectural plant. It has straight, russet-red flower spikes from May to frost maturing to lighter shades of pink and purple. Foliage is dark green. Remove spent flower spikes to promote rebloom. Drought tolerant once established, surviving on almost total neglect. Attractive to hummingbird, bees and butterflies. A short-lived perennial so leave some flower spikes intact at the end of the season for re-seeding purposes. A native to the Caucasus Mountains in northern Iran.

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Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   25-35 cm
   10-14 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate