Echinops Ritro. Echinops ritro is a well loved perennial with a strong architectural impact. Echinops ritro ‘veitch’s blue’ is a particularly attractive globe thistle, bearing tight globes of deep blue flowers.

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General information echinops ritro is an erect, spiny, herbaceous, perennial plant producing one to a few, usually unbranched stems; A magnet for bees and other pollinators. It is in flower from june to august.

Hardy Sun Loving Perennial, Improve Soil To A Depth Of At Least 30Cm Before Planting.

A magnet for bees and other pollinators. Also known as the ‘globe thistle’ it is the rounded flower heads that lend it the common name. Can be used as cut flowers or hung upside down to dry in.

It Rewards With Months Of Colour From Late Spring Into Autumn.

A wonderfully spiky tall summer flowering perennial, with blue spherical blooms, resembling a mace in form. Spiky globes of electric blue flowers perch upon silvery green stems, which make superb cut flowers, whether fresh or dried. Choose an option 2.5 gm 25 gm.

The Late Summer Blooms Rise Above Clumps Of Spiny, Deeply Cut Foliage Which Forms An Attractive Contrast With Other Perennials.

The many small, blue flowers that make up the round head of globe thistle are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Best grown on loose soil in full sun, and a wonderful cut flower. Echinops ritro is a compact, bushy herbaceous perennial thistle, growing to 60 cm (24.

Echinops Ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’ Is A Particularly Attractive Globe Thistle, Bearing Tight Globes Of Deep Blue Flowers.

Silvery foliage is deeply cut, shaped like lances. Their spiky flower heads look like medieval weaponry…and the silver blue metallic sheen adds a sort of futuristic vibe. Echinops ritro is a perennial growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a fast rate.

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Cut plants down after flowering to encourage a second. $9.50 each (inc gst) availability: Not only blue flowers, echinops also have wonderful textured foliage as an added attraction.

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