A fascinating perennial that forms a compact clump to 4 inches tall by 6 to 8 inches wide tall with hairy, lanced shaped leaves and flower spikes to 14 inches tall bearing red flowers in a spike from spring to late summer if deadheaded. A short lived perennial but can produce seed if some flowers are allowed to mature into fruits. Full sun. Little irrigation required but tolerating more regular water as well in most soils. This is a hardy plant that is recommended for USDA zones from 3-9. This plant is native to the narrow zone of northern Iran and the Caucasus Mountains. The species name "amoenum" is from the Latin, "amoenus" which means pleasant and charming
Echium amoenum (Red Feathers)
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