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Echinops ritro

Echinops ritro - Globe Thistle - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

Echinops ritro - Globe Thistle - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Echinops ritro

  • Steel-blue, spiky, sphere of florets
  • Flowers rise above the foliage on sturdy stems
  • Gray-green foliage is covered in cobweb-like hair
  • Undersides of the leaves are silvery
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Flower Size: 5 cm

Zone:

2

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

60-70 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Globe Thistle Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun. It will adapt to a wide range of soils and moisture. Deadhead to encourage new blooms and prevent self-seeding.


Echinops ritro Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Echinops ritro