Echium amoenum 'Red Feathers'

Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’

Bugloss

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Echium amoenum 'Red Feathers'
  • Common name: Bugloss
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Native to Iran’s Caucasus Mountains, Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’ is a compact, short-lived perennial forming a mound of dark green, evergreen leaves, from which feathery plumes of pink-red flowers appear in spring and throughout summer. It’s a good choice for filling gaps in sunny borders, and is also well suited to growing in a pot. Like all plants in the Echium genus, its flowers are a magnet for bees and other pollinators.

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Grow Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’ in moist but well-drained soil or compost in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage repeat-flowering. Plants may need protection in very harsh winters.

How to grow Echium 'Red Feathers'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    8cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy, hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Echium 'Red Feathers' and wildlife

Echium 'Red Feathers' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Echium 'Red Feathers' poisonous?

Echium 'Red Feathers' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People