Echinops Ritro

Globe Thistle
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Globes of blue color for a late summer show. A bold, tall plant, Echinops Ritro is highly ornamental. Silvery foliage is deeply cut, shaped like lances. Appears as though the foliage is prickly, but actually the undersides are downy. Excellent for cutting or dried flower arrangements.

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Code ECRI

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Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Tall 4'

Spacing Plant 16" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-8

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Echinops General Information

Echinops are not thistles despite their common name, Globe Thistle. Provides carefree late summer color. Does well in any soil. Provides good color and contrast in the perennial border, especially toward the back, or in the cut flower garden. 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.