• Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
  • Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Globe Thistle, Small Globe Thistle, Blue Hedgehog, Blue Hedgehog Thistle, Globe Flower, Steel Globe Thistle
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Intense blue flowers on silver stems
  • Pollinator-friendly
  • Handsome foliage
  • Full sun
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Description

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue', Globe Thistle or Blue Hedgehog Thistle, is a selected cultivar of Echinops ritro with intense deep-blue flowers. It is a robust architectural perennial with handsome deeply-divided foliage. Often grown in great drifts in larger perennial-based gardens it is also very effective as an accent plant in and amongst hardy exotics where its sculptural form and metallic-blue colouring fit in effortlessly.

Once its starts flowering in mid-summer the bees go crazy for it!

Ideal cut flower.

Additional Information

Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Echinops ritro subsp. ritro, Echinops ritro var. ritro, Echinops ritro var. tenuifolius, Echinops tauricus, Echinops tenuifolius
Geographical Origin Southern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia
Cultivation Full sun. Well-drained soil, otherwise very tolerant of soil conditions. Drought-tolerant. Dead head after flowering
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 60cm
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Globe Thistle, Small Globe Thistle, Blue Hedgehog, Blue Hedgehog Thistle, Globe Flower, Steel Globe Thistle
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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