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Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Globe thistle

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Plant details

As with other globe thistles, this plant attracts plenty of butterflies and bees, and the cut flowers are good when dried. They can be grown at the front of a border because they don't obstruct views, and are very tactile. Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' produces blue globes of flowers.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinops

Species: ritro

Cultivar: Veitch's Blue

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: October to November

Flowering period: July to August


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