GLOBE THISTLE potted root - Echinops Ritro

GLOBE THISTLE potted root - Echinops Ritro


(root in pot with soil, not yet sprouting) 

Gardeners and landscape pros that must contend with salty soil and drought conditions, this new offering is perfect for you! Introducing echinops ritro, an award-winning perennial that is as charming as it is carefree. Also known as Southern Globe Thistle, this unique plant is perfect for adding late-season color to borders, beds and even bouquets. Featuring small, metallic blue blooms that have a unique round flower form, echinops ritro is unlike anything most gardeners have ever seen. Its spiky, silver foliage adds an unusual twist to the overall look, especially when paired with more "traditional" summer perennials. These tough plants easily tolerate drought, high heat and salt. Pollinators love them!

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  • Planting tips

    Botanical Name : Echinops ritro Ship As : Bare Root Size : NO.1 Suggested Uses: Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterfly, Attract Pollinator, Drought Tolerant Flower Color : Blue Flower Form : 2" wide globe shape flower clusters Foliage Type : Silvery pointed foliage and deeply divided green basal leaves Mature Spread : 10 - 12 inches Spacing: 10 - 12 inches Growing Tips Planting Instructions : Top of plant should be even with soil level and 10-12" apart. Soil Moisture : Well drained Will Tolerate : Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Wet Soil, Sandy Soil Pruning Instructions : Cut back spent flower stems Winter Care : Mulch +/- 2" Planting Depth :Top of plant should be even with soil level. Watering Requirements :Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater Fertilization Requirements :Once per year Special Care :Not needed

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