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Echinops Ritro Globe Thistle – 4.5″

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Echinops Ritro Globe Thistle – 4.5″

$6.99

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Soil Type
Normal or
Sandy or
Clay

Soil pH
Neutral or
Alkaline or
Acid

Soil Moisture
Average or
Moist

Care Level
Easy

Flower Colour
Deep Blue

Blooming Time
Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Early Fall

Foliage Color
Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Border
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Rabbit Resistant
Specimen

Flower Head Size
Large

Height
90-120 cm
35-47 inches

Spread
60-75 cm
23-29 inches

Category:

Description

Globe Thistle is a well-behaved perennial for the border, despite its name. Plants form a bushy upright mound of thistly looking grey-green leaves, bearing stems of ball-shaped flowers steel-blue through the summer. Excellent for cutting fresh or drying. Attractive to butterflies. Globe Thistle should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. Plants may be trimmed to the ground in late fall, or left for winter interest. In areas with wet soil in winter, better success may come from growing these in a raised bed. May need staking.