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Red Bugloss in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Echium wildpretii

 

Red Bugloss

A half hardy, woody stemmed biennial. In the first year it can produce a stem to 1m tall with silver-grey, hairy leaves and red flower spikes. In susequent years, it reaches its full height of up to 2.5m. It requires a winter temperature of 7 - 10C.

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plant Features
  • Red Bugloss likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Red Bugloss likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Red Bugloss is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Red Bugloss likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Red Bugloss

Latin name

Echium wildpretii

type

Biennial

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red Bugloss likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Red Bugloss is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Red Bugloss likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Red Bugloss likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red Bugloss is 0.50meters x 2.50meters 0.50 M 2.50 M

Echium wildpretii

A half hardy, woody stemmed biennial. In the first year it can produce a stem to 1m tall with silver-grey, hairy leaves and red flower spikes. In susequent years, it reaches its full height of up to 2.5m. It requires a winter temperature of 7 - 10C.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Flowers appear on established plants from early summer through to late summer.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Present pot grown young plants to their flowering site in early spring when temperatures exceed 10C.

 

Propogation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow the seeds in flowering site in early spring or under glass in autumn, thinning out the seedlings in spring.

 
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