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Scientific name: Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’    ek-in-ops ri-tro

Common name:  Veitch’s Blue Globe Thistle

Design Characteristics

Height  3-4'+
Spread  24-36"
Form  upright
Texture  coarse
Flower color  deep metallic blue
Leaf color  grey-green
Time of bloom  June-September

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun
Soil
requirement
 well drained
Propagation
method
 separate rosettes from base of mature growth
USDA Hardiness Zone   4-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   
Uses  -back of border
 -dried flower
Comments  -flower shape can make it difficult to design with
 -do not over fertilize