Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

globe thistle

2 litre pot
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Ideal as a focal point in a gravel or Mediterranean garden; attracts hordes of bees and butterflies; appeals equally to dried flower arrangers

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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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Spectacular blue globes beloved by bees

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    Comments about Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue':

    A big globe thistle really good for late summer colour, very much an easy care plant good for the back of the border or as a specimen plant. Seeds freely so keep on top of seedlings unless you want a mass of them. Grows almost anywhere on almost any soil, best in a reasonable amount of Sun although it will tolerate partial shade, tens to lean towards light in very shady places

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