Echinops 'Veitch's Blue'

All these plants are Loved by Pollinators, but one more than Echinops. It's continually busy with butterflies and bees and flower for months. Makes an excellent cut flower too. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200589-1 £4.95 Now £3.96 In stock
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1 x 9cm plant, for spring/summer planting 510788-1 £5.95 Delivery mid March
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No plant is more Loved by Pollinators than Echinops. It's continually busy with butterflies and bees and flower for months. It makes an excellent cut flower too.

Genus Echinops
Variety Veitch's Blue
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Steel globe thistle, Blue hedgehog, Globe flower
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant 45cm apart in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Care Tips Cut down to the ground after flowering to prevent self-seeding. Propogate by division in early spring.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life This makes an excellent cut flower, and is fantastic dried.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Echinops 'Veitch's Blue' reviews

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Reviewed 5th November 2019 by Danuta

Efficient and quick

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Alison

Very weak and small plants. Two failed and one had grown but not very impressed.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Tina

Very healthy plants that have grown beautifully.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mary

Plant arrived & planted but disappeared. In fairness possibly not the plants fault but...

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Sandra

Very slow to take off, hope they improve next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tamsen

These plants have bloomed in my garden - wish I’d bought more! These will be my first choice for next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sarah

All the plants arrived beautifully packed. Lovely healthy plants and they go well with my Perovskia!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tessa

Good quality plants that have survived the summer so far and look well set for the future.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Andrea

these are still small, one has a tiny globe but brilliant colour, they'll be great next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

Excellent service, plants arrived looking very healthy, and flowering very well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Roz

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jenny

All plants arrived on the stated time. Ordering on line was easy.