ECHIUM amoenum 'Red Feathers'

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Organic seed ECHIUM amoenum  'Red Feathers' Portion(s) (Image Rights)

ECHIUM amoenum 'Red Feathers'

Globe Thistle
(russicum f. nanum)
Select Item No. EO015

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Cultivar. Northern Iran and the Caucasus Mountains: rocky areas, scree.
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Special Features: Compact flower spikes, reblooms after dead-heading. Drought tolerant/ for xeriscaping/ waterwise design. Suitable for natural landscaping. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Moderate self-sowing at suitable locations. Easy to grow.
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: russet-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
Flowering: Second year flowering
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: narrow, lanceolate, green
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 35 cm
Spacing between Plants: 35 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.6129 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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