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botanical name:
Echium russicum
Echium russicum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bugloss
synonyms:  Echium rubrum
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.80m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rosette
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Attractive smallish short-lived perennial or biennial. Rosettes of slender, pointed, white-hairy basal leaves. Produces long spikes of dark red flowers with protruding filaments.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in a sunny position. Easy to grow and hardy.
Dislikes transplanting and excessively wet soil conditions in winter.

propagation:
From seed, best sown in-situ. May self seed in suitable conditions.

usage:
Borders, prairie-type grassland plantings.
Attractive to insects

other notes:
From Eastern Europe and Russia

pronounced: EK-ee-um RUSS-ih-kum

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