Echinops ritro Blue Seeds


This Echinops ritro flowers all summer long with large violet globe shaped flowers
Loved by bees, birds & butterflies. Nice back border stand, interesting cut flower,
deer & rabbit resistant & drought tolerant once established Zone 3-8
Perennial flower seeds for full sun, Canada

25 seeds/pkt

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Southern Globe Thistle


Type: Perennial, hardy
Bloom: July to September
Flower: Large violet blue globe shaped
Height: 35-45″ tall x 10-12″ wide
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Prefers poor alkaline soil, well drained
P.H.: 5.8-6.8
Moisture: Moderate for best performance
Use: Cut flower, mixed perennial bed, border, massing. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies
Tolerances: Drought, most soils, part sun. Resists deer & rabbit
Notes: Divide in Autumn or Spring
Zone: 3-8
Native to Southern & Eastern Europe

Echinops ritro Seed Propagation
Indoors: Sow 6 weeks before last frost in packs or flats. Press in, no cover. Requires light to germinate. Maintain 65-70F soil temperature. Keep moist until germination 15-20 days. Harden off before transplanting outdoors after risk of frost 18-24″ apart
Outdoors: Sow in fall to prepared beds 3-4 seeds 18-24″ apart & thin to strongest


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