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Re: Echium russicum

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Echium russicum
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 15:43:35 -0600
  • References: <28838689.1122829844209.JavaMail.root@Sniper26>

Well, that question went over really big with y'all.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "kmrsy" <kmrsy@netzero.net>
To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 11:34 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Echium russicum

> Echium russicum is a zone 9-10 biennial (A-Z).  I purchased 2 from Green
> Mountain in whose catalog it was listed as a perennial.  Later I found
> reference saying annual.  Regardless, I just wanted to try an Echium and
> was cheap.  The flat was severely abused by UPS and the little Echiums
> struggled, one died, one hung on to a scrawny 2 inch leaf.
> I eventually potted that up to a quart and in recent weeks it has thrived
> and now needs to be in a gallon or in the ground.  However with such a
> start, I'm sure this one won't be flowering this year so I'm going to just
> pot to a gallon and bring in this winter.  Has anyone had experience with
> any Echiums?  Do you think just keeping it on my family room lightstand
> would be sufficient from late September until next May?  Humidity in the
> house is kept at roughly 40-50%, temps 60-68F.
> Kitty
> neIN, Z5
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