Echinops Ritro

Globe Thistle

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: ECRI

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Globes of blue color for 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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4'
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
Accent: 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. 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.

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.