Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

3 × 9cm pots £20.97 £16.99
9cm pot £9.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' small globe thistle: Good for repeat flowering

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Reliable late summer colour. I now have bought more.


Set in a curved bed, they are planted in a line to accentuate that curvwe.

Garden enthusiast



Lovely colour, good mid border.


would look good with 2- 3 plants together as the flower head is quite small.



I will buy more of these


We use these at the rear of a raised bed in the garden. Quite tall but a real insect and bird friendly plant




Excellent plants, as always from Crocus.


It is always important to me that the plants that I buy are healthy, well cared for, disease free and arrive in good condition. Crocus never fails on any of these criteria. The plants always match their description and are an excellent buy. I highly recommend Crocus plants.


Whitstable, Kent


Great Plant


Just love Echinops and have it in a pot with Agastache as recommended and looked lovely last year. Look forward to having a repeat this coming year.

Flossy 48

Chippenham, Wiltshire



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When can I move my Echinops safely? Hi I want to transplant an Echinops which is being swamped by a large shrub. The Echinops is at present about 18 ins high. Is it likely to survive if I do it now in April? I'm afraid it may not "do" much this summer otherwise as it will be completely in the shade? I would be grateful for your advice. Thank you Sue

Sue Heggs

Thank you! I think I'll try and curb my desire to shift it immediately! Sue

Crocus Helpdesk

Hello Sue, Ideally these should be lifted from autumn to spring while they are still dormant, so it will be tricky doing it now. My advice would be that if the plant looks healthy enough, then leave it where it is this summer and move it in autumn. If however it looks like it is really struggling, then take the risk and do it now. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Sue Heggs

What can we grow in our dry, sunny border? I have a sunny and very dry border up against the front of the house. It is about 14 inches wide but protected by the house from receiving hardly any rain. Because of the window any plants must be less than 1m high. We have considered lavender but would really appreciate any other suggestions.

Carl and Deirdre Leaman

There are some lovely plants (including the lavenders) that will thrive in a dry, sunny spot, but it will be important that they are kept really well watered for the first year or so until they have had a chance to become established. Below are some of the ones we sell, just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Convolvulus cneorum Cistus Santolina chamaecyparissus Nana Lavender Achillea Echinops




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