Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus ‘Platinum Blue’
New to our catalogue for 2021
Globes of deep blue flowers that are perfect for bees and other pollinating insects.
Will self seed. Leave seed heads on to allow insects to over winter in them. Cut back hard in spring. Otherwise they can be cut back hard when finished flowering.
Common Name: Blue Globe Thistle
Life Cycle: perennial
Foliage: pinnately lobed / spiny
Basic Colour: ( silver )
Flower Colour: Blue
Natural Flowering: May – August
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 60cm
Soil Requirements: average / dry / well-drained / sandy
Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / Mediterranean
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies / attractive seed head / Cut Flower
Pruning: Cut back in winter
Tolerates: drought tolerant / salt tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance
Origin: Southern Europe to Eastern Asia (Cultivar)
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