ECHINOPS ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Medium
Sun
Blue
Reasonable soil
Summer
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 95cm x 70cm 

Masses of taut, steely blue globe-like flowers are held like upright drumsticks above the spiny, jagged silvery-green foliage.

Very architectural in form, this plant combines well with other strongly silhouetted plants such as Perovskia 'Blue Spire', Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa or the ornamamental grasses Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' and Helictotrichon sempervirens.  Much beloved by bees, butterflies and countless other insects, it also cuts brilliantly for vases.    

It prefers a sunny position in a well-drained soil, but can cope with most reasonable soils and even a little shade.