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Echium russicum

Synonym(s) Echium rubrum
Family boraginaceae
Life cycle biennial (Z5-8)
Flowers purple-red (summer)
Size 18-24"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Strongly upright flower spikes lined with purplish-red flowers. Both hardiness and perennial/biennial status are in question. We'll see how it grows in our garden.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (15%G, 7-9d) - 35F (6w) - 70F (no G, 7d)

Clothier says this germinates at room temperature in 21-40d; maybe I didn't hold the initial warm stage long enough.

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