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PlantFiles: Echium
Echium amoenum

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium (EK-ee-um) (Info)
Species: amoenum (am-oh-EN-um) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive UIdaho On Jun 28, 2011, UIdaho from Fruitland, ID wrote:

I have two planted in my Drought tolerant, native, and medicinal garden. Both are producing fantastic blooms that maintain for a month to a month and a half. I have had many comments specific to the Echium. I have recently used the spikes in a flower arrangement and they maintained their form and flowers for a week. A must have in any garden.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grand Junction, Colorado
Fruitland, Idaho
Barbourville, Kentucky
Lexington, Virginia



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