Viper's Bugloss Red Russian Echium Russicum Rubrum a biennial flowering plant that is native to Russia, but this Echium is remarkably cold hardy, so the plant is grown as a short-lived perennial in USDA zones 3-8. Viper's Bugloss Red Russian seeds germinate rapidly, and also commonly called Red-flowered Viper's Grass, Echium Russicum Rubrum produces bushy basal rosettes with attractive, slender, pointed, white-hairy leaves and shoots striking, upright spikes of small dark-red flowers in Summer and Fall. Viper's Bugloss Red Russian flowers are rich in nectar, so it is one of the best plants to grow to attract honeybees.
Viper's Bugloss Red Russian looks fabulous growing in groups, and the plant is also suitable for rock gardens, butterfly and cottage gardens, flower beds, and borders. Echium Russicum Rubrum seeds have to be thinly covered with soil, and the established Red-flowered Viper's Grass is tough and drought tolerant plant that grows best well in full sun and well drained soil. Echium Russicum makes a good cut flower.
Height: 24 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 3-8
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer
Seed Depth: 1/8-1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days