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Re: Redbud - Echium - can't win em all

Kitty, I found this on Plants Delight web site.

 Echium russicum (False Pink Liatris)
 SunZone: 3-7, probably colder 24" tall Origin: Europe, Asia
Web-Only! Imagine a liatris with reddish-pink flowers that open in early 
April. Would you be excited? Although it's not exactly a liatris, it sure looks 
like one. Echium russicum is one of the few echiums that will thrive in 
temperate climates. Forming a small basal rosette of flat, green, sandpapery leaves, 
this short-lived perennial puts on a superb spring show. The 1" wide spikes 
flower for months, producing a hard-to-find, early-season vertical effect in the 
perennial border. Echium does not like wet soils or crowded mid-border 
conditions. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml)

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