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ECHINOPS bannaticus 'Veitch's Blue'

Commonly known as Globe thistle

Blue thistle-like flowers, with silver foliage
Further Reading....

  • Blue
  • Height - 90cm (36in)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - compact, clump forming perennial. Stiff, spiny leaves to 20cm (8in) long, dark-green with a cobwebby appearance above and white beneath, giving a silver effect. Produces spherical flowerheads 2.5-4.5cm (1-1¾in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - repeat flowering. Good for cutting. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids
  • Place of origin - southern, central and southeastern Europe to eastern Russia.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - but tolerant of almost any soil.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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