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Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' - Globe Thistle

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' - Globe Thistle

More About Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

  • Larger globes and a more intense blue than the species
  • Deep metallic-blue, spiky flowers on sturdy stems
  • Gray-green foliage is covered in cobweb-like hair
  • Basal leaves, 15-20 cm long, with silvery undersides
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Height: 125 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

80-90 cm

Spread:

60-70 cm

Colour:

Blue (deep)
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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 'Veitch's Blue' 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 'Veitch's Blue'

Eryngium amethystinum

Eryngium amethystinum

Amethyst Sea Holly

Echinops ritro

Echinops ritro

Globe Thistle