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Veitch's Blue Globe Thistle

An improvement on the species

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  • Outstanding blue tones
  • Thrives in salty, dry and sandy soil
  • Useful in cut and dried bouquets
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 30 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Flowering Date: Early to late summer.
  • Ship As: NO. 1 BAREROOT
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Veitch's Blue Globe Thistle

We've found this Veitch's Blue has better blue tones than any other globe thistle's we have seen. This is a more unusual color palette for the garden and it creates a cool, refreshing contrast among other perennials. This is a go-to for many coastal gardeners. It'll adapt to all their tough seaside soil—salty, dry and sandy is no problem. It also grows to a more moderate height than most globe thistles, so it'll fit in more areas in the garden. It's drought tolerant and about the only soil it won't tolerate is overly wet soil. Non-draining is not an option here. In the garden, pollinators will be pleased and deer will leave it alone. Indoors, it'll make a creative addition to cut- and dried-flower arrangements. Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameEchinops ritro
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread20 - 24 inches
  • Spacing20 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering DateEarly to late summer.
  • Planting Instructions Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNo winter care needed.
  • Flower Color:blue
  • Flower FormLarge 1 1/2 - 2" globes born on grey stems.
  • Foliage TypeDark Green that is deeply cut and shaped like lances. Appears as foliage is prickly but underside are downy.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained. Once established it is tolerant of a wide range of soils, except wet ones.
  • PruningDeadhead initial blooms. Once done blooming, cut all flower stalks to the basal foliage and leave to overwinter. Can be divided in early spring by carefully splitting a few offsets of the base of the established clump.
  • ShippedNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit30 - 36 inches
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/6/19 - 6/21/19
5A-6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 6/21/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date June 17th, 2019

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