Globe Thistle ritro Blue Seeds - Echinops

Globe Thistle ritro Blue Seeds - Echinops

E. ritro
Textural Cut Flower

Product ID#: RE1480-8526

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Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Staking Recommended
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month July, August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Heirloom & Heritage, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity Perennial
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 31 - 40 inches
Plant Lifecycle Perennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Flower, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Ornamental, Landscape
Shape Ball, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Textural
  • 1 packet

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Globe Thistle ritro Blue, botanically known as Echinops, is a first year flowering ornamental perennial variety. It produces outstanding, circular 1.5" to 2" inch globe blossoms in vibrant violet blue on well formed 36" inch plants featuring silver-green foliage. Although the foliage might appear to be prickly, the leaves are soft to the touch and have a downy under bottom. Ritro Blue is always in high demand by floral creatives who use this variety fresh or dried since the color remains stable. A coastal gardeners go-to for textural interest, as ritro Blue is highly adaptable to seaside soil - salty, dry and sandy. The whimsical luminescent blue globes will set your garden beds abuzz with pollinators who come to feast. Blooms from mid summer through early fall. Packet: 25 seeds.

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