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Veitch's Blue Echinops

SKU: AM014458
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'Veitch’s Blue' Echinops (also called small globe thistle) is a unique stand out in the full-sun garden. Showy, golf ball-shaped flowers are true blue. A hardy, low maintenance plant, 'Veitch's Blue' is a great choice for dry soils and low rainfall areas, becoming drought-tolerant after reaching maturity. (Echinops ritro)
key features
Botanical Name
Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
35-39" tall
Bloom Time
Summer to fall


35-39" tall x 18-24" wide, 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.