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Echinops Ritro Metallic Blue


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    Echinops Ritro Metallic Blue - Bishy Barnabees Cottage Garden

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    Beautiful, blue, thistle-like flowers with wonderful serrated blue/green leaves. Echinops are tall, statuesque plants and are suited to the back of a border where they will bring height and interest and be surrounded by happy bees and other pollinators!

    They like free draining soil and full sun.

    Plant Care Tips

    Sow indoors Mar/Apr/May onto seed compost and cover only very lightly
    Keep damp whilst germinating
    Harden off before planting out after all frosts have passed
    Likes full sun and well-drained soil
    Flowers from around early August
    Can be direct sown from late Apr/early May



    Seed Quantity  50 Seeds
    Also known as
    Sow Mar-May
    Flowers August
    Height 1.2m

    RHS Plants for Pollinators.

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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 RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visit 

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