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Echinops Veitch's Blue

Thistle-like, ball-shaped blooms in true blue are pretty in the garden and great for dried arrangements. More compact than the species but just as hardy. (Echinops ritro)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 42-46" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Blue Echinops Veitch's Blue, Echinops ritro, Globe Thistle
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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 Season 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 Canada No
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Description
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.

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3.0

Pretty, when it can grow

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  • 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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    Shipping

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

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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