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Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus ‘Platinum Blue’


Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue' is a globe thistle with thistle-like leaves, silver stems and blue spheres of starry flowers.

Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue' is a stunning architectural perennial that offers deeply divided basal, thistle-like leaves off of silvery stems topped with dramatic lavender-blue spheres of starry flowers characteristic of this genus. Will pop in the mixed border with Phlox, Monarda and ornamental grasses for dramatic appeal. Also great in the rock garden and the vase. Huge bee attractor.

Common Name: Globe Thistle

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster/Daisy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour: Silver

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open sandy steppes.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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