Globe Thistle Echinops Ritro

GLOBE THISTLE CHARACTERISTICS:

Container planting -Cut Flower – Deer and Rabbit Resistant – Mass planting – Waterside planting

The Globe Thistle is very interesting if one likes thorny, prickly plants. The leaves are large, deeply cut and very prickly. The stems are silver-white, while the flowers are grayish metallic blue. The flower heads are round like a ball and are entirely covered with needle-like thistles. Globe Thistle species bloom from June or July through September.

  • Planting Location: Full sun or partial shade
  • Planting: February-May after Frost
  • Planting Depth: 1 inch (2,5 cm)
  • Planting Distance: 12 inch (30 cm)
  • Flowers In: July-September
  • Flowering Height: Approx. 30 inch (75 cm)

Easy to Grow:

1. Select an area with full sun or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 1 inch (2,5 cm) deep
3. Place the perennial in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space perennials 12 inches (30 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting Tips:

Plant in groups of 2 or more, in well-drained soil. Perennial will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.
To encourage rebloom in the fall and to prevent self-seeding, spent flowers should be removed. Mature plants 3 or more years old may be propagated by removing the small plantlets surrounding the main clump of foliage and replanting them. This may be done in either spring or fall.

Until planting best to store product between 35 F and 60 F degrees.

 

Search code: TG917


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