Small Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3.00 to 3.50 feet
Plant Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Thistle-like; gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Deep blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. July - September.
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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