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Echinops ritro

Steely blue drumstick pom-poms, covered with butterflies and bees as soon as the sun comes out.
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65 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
ritro
Common name
Globe Thistle
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow 2mm deep in individual pots or root trainers.

Description

Steely blue drumstick pom poms, covered with butterflies and bees as soon as the sun comes out. This flowers much of the summer and autumn and the flowers are followed by long-lasting architectural seedpods which, as a perennial, come back year after year.

Care Tips

Choose a planting spot with fairly dry, well-drained soil that is poor to moderately fertile. Full sun is essential as is protection from winter wet. Propogate by division in early spring.