2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: August
- Hardiness: H7
- Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
- Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
Echinops Veitch’s Blue, also known as ‘Globe Thistle’, is a striking perennial plant that is known for its large, globe-shaped blue flowers that bloom in the Summer. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region and is a member of the Asteraceae family.
The plant boasts of divided dark green leaves which are shaded with white on the undersides and is a great contrast to the blue flowers making it a great option for adding texture to your garden. The plant can grow to a height of 1 metre and a width of 0.5 metres, making it a great option for the back of a border or as a focal point in a garden bed.
This Echinops is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow. It prefers full sun to partial shade and a well-draining soil. It is also drought-tolerant, making it a great option for low-water gardens. Its striking blue flowers, dark green foliage and silver stems make it a great addition to any garden or landscape, and is sure to be a conversation starter among visitors.
How to care for your Echinops Veitch’s Blue
- Light: Prefers full sun. It can tolerate partial shade, but it will produce the most vibrant blooms in full sun.
- Water: This plant is drought-tolerant, but it still prefers consistently moist soil. Be sure to water it regularly during the first growing season after planting, and during extended periods of drought.
- Soil: It is adaptable and can thrive in a variety of soil types, but it prefers well-draining soil that is high in organic matter. It can tolerate a wide range of pH levels.
- Temperature: It is hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures down to < -20˚C.
- Fertiliser: Fertilising is not necessary, but you can feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser once a year.
- Pruning: Deadheading the spent flowers will encourage re blooming.
- Propagation: It can be propagated via seed or by dividing the roots.
- Cut Flowers: It makes a great cut flower, it’s long stem and blue globe shape flowers are perfect for arrangements.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your Echinops Veitch’s Blue stays healthy and thrives in your garden or landscape