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Echinops ritro 'Sea Stone'
Common Name: Small Globe Thistle Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

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This dwarf globe thistle grows to just 16 inches tall with nicely dissected, thistle-like foliage and green buds that gradually transform to blue as the star-shaped flowers open from the tops of the sphere to the bottom. A great bee and butterfly magnet.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Dry grassy or stony fields and pastures. Gravely places on mountain slopes at elevations of 200-2400m (in Tibet).

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  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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