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Veitch's Blue Globe Thistle

Carefree Choice for Late-Summer Color
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Veitch's Blue Globe Thistle

Carefree Choice for Late-Summer Color
When coastal gardeners need a bit of color to round out their borders or beds, they look to Veitch's Blue Globe Thistle, and now you can, too! This unique, but altogether intriguing perennial bears large, 1-1½" globes of deep blue on 30-36", gray stems. They look amazing in borders and beds, and can be enjoyed indoors in either fresh or dried arrangements. Globe Thistle is exceptionally adaptable, and is tolerant of a wide range of soils, even salty, dry and sandy sites. It is drought tolerant, and in fact, does not do well in wet areas. Pollinators such as butterflies love its long-lived blooms, but deer won't bother with them. This is the perfect perennial for true, carefree color!
  • Zone 3-8
  • Height 30 - 36 inches
  • Bloom Time Early to late summer.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Ship As NO. 1 BAREROOT
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  • Botanical Name:

    Echinops ritro

  • Height: 30 - 36 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 20 - 24 inches
  • Spread: 20 - 24 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Blue
  • Foliage Type: Dark Green that is deeply cut and shaped like lances. Appears as foliage is prickly but underside are downy.
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer.
  • Flower Form: Large 1 1/2 - 2" globes born on grey stems.
  • Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained. Once established it is tolerant of a wide range of soils, except wet ones.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Pruning: Deadhead initial blooms. Once done blooming, cut all flower stalks to the basal foliage and leave to overwinter. Can be divided in early spring by carefully splitting a few offsets of the base of the established clump.
  • Winter Care: No winter care needed.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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