Some Globe Thistles can be large, but ‘Veitch Blue’ is ideal for smaller gardens. It grows as a compact clump forming perennial reaching an eventual height of around 100cm and width of around 45cm. It has strong silver coloured stems that hold the globes of blue/mauve flowers, often up to 4cm across, with dissected foliage that is spiny and greyish-silver white in colour.
A great architectural plant for bringing unusual shaped thistle-like flowers to summer borders, appearing from mid-summer until autumn. The flowers are excellent dried and last well as cut flowers. They are also attractive to butterflies searching for nectar.
Echinops look outstanding as statement plants and can tie in a whole border theme when placed at intervals to more structured displays and to complement silver and blue colour schemes.
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Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 1 Bulb
Eventual Height: 100cm (40")
Eventual Spread: 45cm (18")
Primary Flower Colour: Blue
Secondary Flower Colour: Silver
Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
Flowering Period: July - September