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Echinops 'Blue Globe'

Grow your own summer-time floral fireworks

The Highlights

    • Amazing lilac floral fireworks in the sky
    • Adds superb height and colour to your beds and borders
    • Flowers from July to August for a late summer burst of colour
    • Perfect plant for the back of beds and borders
    • Fully hardy and copes in any well-drained soil
    • RHS Certified 'Plant for Pollinators' This is an award gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society for plants that are very good at attracting and are beneficial for pollinating insects in the UK.MORE

Echinops 'Blue Globe'

Grow your own summer-time floral fireworks
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The Highlights

    • Amazing lilac floral fireworks in the sky
    • Adds superb height and colour to your beds and borders
    • Flowers from July to August for a late summer burst of colour
    • Perfect plant for the back of beds and borders
    • Fully hardy and copes in any well-drained soil
    • RHS Certified 'Plant for Pollinators' This is an award gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society for plants that are very good at attracting and are beneficial for pollinating insects in the UK.MORE

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

10.5cm Pot

Height on arrival:

Depending on the time of year, when your plant arrives it should be up to 10-30cm tall

Eventual height:

1-1.5m

Eventual spread:

0.5-1m

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Lilac Purple

Habit:

Bushy/Upright
The foliage will grow with a bushy habit but the flowers grow in a columnar/upright habit

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Will endure even the harshest of British winters

Rootstock:

Spacing:

60cm

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Echinops generally have very few pest or disease problems except for Aphids. To combat Aphids you can pick away the bugs with your hands and also wash the infested areas down with soapy water.

Water Often in Summer

When the plant is establishing itself and especially during hot and dry periods in summer water the plant regularly. If it is particularly hot and dry this could require watering several times a week at least.

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Plant somewhere where the plant will receive around 6 hours of direct sunlight every day.

Any Well-Drained Soil

Echinops can cope in a variety of different soils as long as it drains well. If your soil is particularly clay heavy and gets waterlogged often then try mixing in plenty of organic matter such as garden compost and also perlite or grit to improve drainage.

Not Required

Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up! https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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