Echinops Veitch's Blue

 

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Small Globe Thistle are low maintence with golf ball-shaped blooms in true blue are pretty in the garden, attractive to butterflies and great for dried arrangements. More compact than the species but just as hardy. (Echinops ritro)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 42-46" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 226PER3
Globe thistle grows all across North America, and is loved by dried flower arrangers. The basic form is a tall plant, but hybrids like Veitch's Blue grow only to about 3 feet. The color is a beautiful foil in a perennial garden, and the unique flower shape is great, too.

This plant demands almost desert-like conditions, thriving in almost any soil that is in full sun and drains quickly. Once established, its a very tough plant, and can survive with almost no attention.

SKU 226PER3
Common Name Globe Thistle
Botanical Name Echinops ritro
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 42-46" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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4.0

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from Pittsburgh, PA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

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    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Echinops Veitch's Blue:

    All three roots grew. I didn't get flowers the first year, but did not expect any. They overwintered in zone 5 and all have come back this spring. I hope to get some flowers this year!

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    from Delaware

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        Comments about American Meadows Echinops Veitch's Blue:

        Purchased three roots. Followed instructions. Roots did not sprout or show growth despite adequate watering. Sad

         
        3.0

        So Far, So Good

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        from Shingle Springs, CA

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        Comments about American Meadows Echinops Veitch's Blue:

        Only had one bloom this first year, but the plants are doing very well.

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        3.0

        Pretty, when it can grow

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        from Kansas City, MO

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Rabbit Food

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          Comments about American Meadows Echinops Veitch's Blue:

          The plants I received were very healthy and started growing really fast- even with minimal watering. I am very sad to report that only one bloom survived the critters though. Maybe not deer, but something loves to eat this plant in my garden. They hardly have any leaves left. If you don't have rabbit/squirrel issues, I would highly recommend this plant, otherwise steer clear.

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          4.0

          Stunning Blue

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          from Westerville, Ohio

          Comments about American Meadows Echinops Veitch's Blue:

          These are real eye catchers!! Very hearty, fast growers. Bloomed first year.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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