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Echinops ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue'
Common Name: Globe Thistle Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

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From deeply divided basal, thistle-like leaves arise silvery stems topped with the dramatic blue spheres of starry flowers characteristic of this genus. Stunning.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Open sandy steppes.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourSilver 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem ColourSilver 
Hardiness Zone3-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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