Russian Bugloss Seeds,Ruby (Echium Russicum) Great cut flower, Perennial

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Russian Viper's Bugloss (Echium Russicum) 

Medicinal plant,honey-bee food plant ,for the rock garden,Very tough and drought tolerant
Red Viper's Bugloss Seeds (Echium Russicum) - makes a great cut flower. Very tough and drought tolerant,Biennial ,Zones: 3 - 8
Dark red flowering panicles like thick pipe cleaners. Consider this under used perennial for the borders.

Viper's Bugloss,A rare, ruby flowered, Echium native to Russia that's remarkably cold hardy. Spikes of striking, upright spindles, bearing dark red flowers emerge from a basal rosette of hairy leaves mid-Summer, attracting bees from far & wide. First year from flower seeds it makes a big rosette of rough hairy leaves and then in subsequent years shoots up spikes of raspberry flowers up to three feet or so. In nature, it is reported to be biennial, but in most garden situations its been found to be perennial. Echium prefers well-drained soil and makes a great cut flower. Very tough and drought tolerant.

It is recommended to sow Echium seeds directly outdoors once frost danger has passed. 

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 24 inches
Bloom Season: June - August
Bloom Color: Red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Planting Directions
Temperature: 68F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: No
Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 inches

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