Echinops Ritro

Globe Thistle

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4' (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 / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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.

Features to Note:

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

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.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ECRI