Echinops 'Platinum Blue' Globe Thistle

$13.95
$13.95
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Description

Echinops ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue' has spiny, amethyst-blue globes up to 2" in diameter that appear on upright, silver-white, branched stems. The foliage of Globe Thistle Echinops 'Platinum Blue' is rough and bristly with white undersides. This tall, upright, sturdy perennial plant lends great structural interest to the garden. The unusual blooms make good cut or dried flowers.

Echinops ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue' prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is happy in poor, sandy, and dry soils and works well in coastal conditions.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Globe Thistle
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Requires well-drained soil.
  • Height at Maturity: 36-40
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Middle to late summer
  • Foliage Color: Gray/Silver

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Note: Our last day of shipping is Tuesday, 6/18. After that, all orders will be held until late August/early September.

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