Apparently this is the only species in the genus, which was separated from Echium not too long ago. Of European origin, with red flower spikes.
|Still just low rosettes by mid-May of their second year in our Texas garden |
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border
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|Conrad Altmann||Jul 02, 2018||I love this species! We see it in the hills above where we live (Cluj-Napoca, RO) every spring. I've seen once a variation where the flowers are more red-purple, it was stunning. I've got some pictures on my IG feed @botanica.ardeleneasca|
|Valerie||Aug 08, 2018||Do deer like this plant?|
I have no experience with deer, but hopefully somebody else can provide an answer...
- Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (64%G, 5-8d).
Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (8%G, 3d)
- Seed for 'Red Feathers' from HPS/MAG '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (28%G, 5-14d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (45%G, 7-12d)
- Seed labeled 'Echium amoenum' from NARGS '12/'13 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (62%G, 5-7d).
Also Baggy 35F (33d) - 70F (50%G, 3-7d)
- Seed from NARGS '20/'21 exchange. Baggy 70F (16%G, 5-13d)
Cold apparently not required or helpful for germination.
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