Echinops ruthenicus Platinum Blue

Globe Thistle

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: ECPB

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A bold, tall plant that is highly ornamental. Foliage is deeply cut, shaped like lances. Ball-shaped globes of 3" lavender-blue flowers are held above on silvery stems, providing low maintenance late summer color. Will do well in any soil.


Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3'
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Echinops General Information

Echinops are not thistles despite their common name, Globe Thistle. Highly ornamental with silvery pointed foliage and deeply divided green basal leaves. Provides carefree late summer color. Does well in any soil and dries well for winter bouquets. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Echinops Plant Care

Deadhead initial blooms and several smaller shorter blooms will appear. Once done blooming, cut all flower stalks to the basal foliage and leave to overwinter. Clean up in spring. These plants are slow to recover after being moved or divided. Can be divided in early spring by carefully splitting a few offsets from the base of an established clump.