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Echinops ritro (Large Plant)

Globe Thistle

Hardy Perennial

Echinops ritro is a well loved perennial with a strong architectural impact. Spiky globes of electric blue flowers perch upon silvery green stems, which make superb cut flowers, whether fresh or dried. The late summer blooms rise above clumps of spiny, deeply cut foliage which forms an attractive contrast with other perennials. Awarded and RHS AGM for its garden performance, this Globe Thistle works well in sunny cottage garden borders and hot gravel gardens. Pollinating insects love it too, so plant a few in your wildlife areas for the local bees. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
August
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 1 litre potted echinops plant

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted echinops plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £14.99
Echinops plants thrive on poor, well drained soils, but will grow in most soils and situations. Choose a position in full sun or semi shade.
Feed and water regularly until are fully established. Globe Thistles seed freely and the ornamental seed heads provide further late summer interest if left intact. If seedlings are not required, simply deadhead the faded flowers.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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