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.
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.
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.
Is Echium ‘Red feathers’ poisonous?
Echium ‘Red feathers’ has no toxic effects reported.