Globe thistle

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Globe thistle - Echinops ritro  'Veitch's Blue'

Common Name: Globe thistle
Genus: Echinops
Species: ritro
Cultivar: 'Veitch's Blue'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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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