Echinops ritro

Globe Thistle


Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses

  • Globular, metallic blue needle studded flower heads on long stems top rich green toothed leaves
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best when grown in poor, well-drained soil and full sun.  To encourage rebloom in the fall, deadhead spent flowers.


Height: 24-48 in
Spacing: 24-36 in
Price Level 1: $5.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Blue
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $20~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Mass Planting
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water