Echinops Ritro- Violet

Echinops ritro Open Pollinated

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  • Perennial to 120cm
  • Unusual spiky spherical flower heads
  • Great cut or dried flower

Standard seed packet, 40 seeds

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'Echinops Ritro- Violet' seeds

Echinops ritro

  • Perennial to 120cm
  • Unusual spiky spherical flower heads
  • Great cut or dried flower

Compact clump forming hardy perennial with spiny thistle-like leaves in silver/olive green. Produces tall robust upright flower stems with unique violet coloured spiky spherical flower heads up to golf-ball sized. Great for adding height, colour and interest to garden beds, borders and cottage gardens. Makes an excellent cut flower or dried flower; colour doesn't fade. Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Produces an abundance of flowers over a long period. Low maintenance once established, tolerant of poor soil conditions, drought and frost. Resistant to most common garden pests and rabbits. Also known as "Southern Globe Thistle". 

Seeds per gram: 60
Product code: F6-05

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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 1mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 14-21 days @ 20-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 60cm
Plant Height 120cm
Position Part or full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 365 days

How To Grow



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