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HerbaceousEarly 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 winterHardy 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)
ECHINOPS bannaticus 'Veitch's Blue'
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowRepeat flowering. Good for cutting. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies, birds.Pests & DiseasesAphidsPlace of originSouthern, central and southeastern Europe to eastern Russia.
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil- but tolerant of almost any soil.
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Growing Echinops bannaticus – Globe Thistle
- Supporting plants with link-stakes
- Drying Echinops for winter display - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video