Echinops ritro 'Blue Globe Thistle' Plant - Streambank Gardens

Echinops ritro 'Blue Globe Thistle' Plants

  • $ 9.95

The globe thistle is a strong upright perennial that is topped with globe shaped flowers from May-July; or until September if sheared to prevent seed production.  The heavily serrated blue-green leaves have white undersides and provide the garden with unique texture in early spring and late fall.  Echinops ritro is one of the most cold hardy perennials you can buy.  Great for the perennial border and makes a nice back drop for lighter colored perennials.
Mature Plant Size: 3' Tall, 16" Spread   
Bloom Time: May-August
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.5
Hardiness Zones: 2-9
Fertilizer: If using compost apply an 1" at planting time and side dress annually in late fall or early spring.  If using a granular fertilizer, we recommend organic formulations, apply an all purpose formula in early spring annually.  It is only recommended to use liquid fertilizers when the growth is slow, and this is not normally needed.
Container Size: 4.5" Pot

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