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Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Common Name: Small Globe Thistle Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
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This plant has great architectural strength in the summer garden with clumps of thistle-like leaves and stems holding aloft perfectly spherical heads of blue flowers. These turn from a metallic colour to bright blue as the flowers open. The seed heads are also beautiful.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Gravely places on mountain slopes.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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