Echinops Ritro- Violet
- 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".
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Germination:||14-21 days @ 20-22°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Perennial|
|Position:||Part or full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||365 days|
(Product number: F6-05)
Seeds per gram: 60 seeds
|Botanical name:||Echinops ritro|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||40 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||60|
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