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Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue

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The most exquisitely gorgeous globe thistle there ever was. Despite its prickly appearance and silvery blue colour, it attracts a large number of bees and butterflies.
It is enchanting whether it is growing in the garden or being shown in a vase, and it also makes a magnificent dried flower.
Because Echinops is a perennial plant, you might receive a few blossoms during the first year, but you might have to wait until the next year before they get going and also start to self-seed like crazy.

Seed Quantity 50 Seeds

Type Perennial

Genus Echinops ritro

Sow Seeds Sow indoors March-May onto seed compost and cover only very lightly.  Keep damp whilst germinating.  

Plant Out Harden off before planting out after all frosts have passed.  Likes full sun and well-drained soil.  Can be direct sown from late April-early May

Flowers August onwards 

Height & Spread 1.2m high x 30-60cm spread

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RHS Award of Garden Merit.

This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on the RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants

RHS Plants for Pollinators.

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.

Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators


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