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Blue Glow Echinops Plant
Echinops
Blue Glow Echinops Plant
Echinops

Echinops

$12.50

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I have an unreasonable affinity for painful plants. Echinops aren't pokey on the same level as thistles, but perhaps best not to prance through them in your bikini. Jeans will do just fine. 

The foliage and flowers alike add structure to your perennial garden, and the glowing orbs of blue make me giddy. The bees love them. They cut well, and even dry well. They will lightly reseed around the garden, but in a charming way. 

 

Height: 3.0-4.0 Feet

Spread: 2.0 Feet

Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Flower Color: Blue shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

SunlightFull Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements: Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs

Soil Quality: Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime: Early Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer

 Grown in 1 gallon band pot

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens