Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Common Name: Globe thistle
Cultivar: 'Veitch's Blue'
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: August|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
Ever popular for their globes of blue flowers that attract hoards of insects globe thistles bring a natural look to the garden. This handsome blue variety is ideal for the middle or back of a sunny well-drained border. It makes a particularly good cut or dried flower.
- Garden care: Cut down to the ground after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.
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