Echinops ritro Veitchs Blue

 

Echinops ritro Veitchs Blue, Globe Thistle. A clump-forming Herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves above white-downy beneath. Produces attractive, globe-shaped blue flowerheads. Uses in include borders and dried flowers. Max Height 45cm. Max Spread 45cm. Flowers July to August. Cut back after flowering.

 

 

Plant in well drained soil, does well in poorer soil conditions. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.