Small Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro subsp. ruthenicus)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: silver foliage
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65 to 85
Days to germinate: 21 to 60
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 7, 2011 4:04 AM

RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Ornamental in or out of flower.
Blue mini globes on long, straight stems of pure silver.

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