We've found this Veitch's Blue has better blue tones than any other globe thistle's we have seen. This is a more unusual color palette for the garden and it creates a cool, refreshing contrast among other perennials. This is a go-to for many coastal gardeners. It'll adapt to all their tough seaside soil—salty, dry and sandy is no problem. It also grows to a more moderate height than most globe thistles, so it'll fit in more areas in the garden. It's drought tolerant and about the only soil it won't tolerate is overly wet soil. Non-draining is not an option here. In the garden, pollinators will be pleased and deer will leave it alone. Indoors, it'll make a creative addition to cut- and dried-flower arrangements. Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:30 - 36 inches
Spread:20 - 24 inches
Spacing:20 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Early to late summer.
Winter Care:No winter care needed.
Flower Form:Large 1 1/2 - 2" globes born on grey stems.
Foliage Type:Dark Green that is deeply cut and shaped like lances. Appears as foliage is prickly but underside are downy.
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.
Soil Requirement:Well drained. Once established it is tolerant of a wide range of soils, except wet ones.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
5/6/19 - 6/7/19
3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A & 7B
2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/17/19
2/11/19 - 5/17/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 13th, 2019