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Echinops (Globe Thistle)

Globe Thistles are ornamental perennials and best grown as solitary plants in the garden border. They make umbels of intense bluish shades above spiny and dissected leaves in dark-green to silvery they make umbels of intense bluish shades. Very easy and showy. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun.
Sow preferably from autumn to spring in any well drained soil in a sunny spot. Good for dried flower arrangement, and seeds are an excellent nutrition source for wild birds.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package
if not stated differently.
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Echinops ritro ssp. ritro (Southern Globethistle)

Echinops ritro ssp. ritro (Southern Globethistle)

90 (120)cm, Southern Globethistle is a perennial plant with ornamental, blue, globe shaped blooms in summer. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2733 € 4,99
Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus (Ruthenian Globethistle)

Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus (Ruthenian Globethistle)

70 (100)cm, Ruthenian Globethistle is a somewhat smaller subspecies with finely cut, slivery green foliage and numerous blue flowers globes. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package2734 € 4,99
Echinops spec. "Lebanon"

Echinops spec. "Lebanon"

80cm, annual to semiperennial, unidentified species from the Lebanon (Jadra/Jiyé, some 12 km S of Beyrouth), growing in rocky, sunny spots. Makes ornamental silvery-grey, strongly dissected foliage and beautiful, quite large, sky blue flower balls. For a rocky soil in a protected spot in full sun. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2511 € 4,99
Echinops sphaerocephalus

Echinops sphaerocephalus

100 (130)cm, noble plant for sunny spots with dark green leaves, gray beneath, and large global bluish-grey flower heads. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2735 € 3,99
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Echinops spinosissima

Echinops spinosissima

2 (4)m, a biannual species with a tall branching, spiny stem crowned by ice-blue flower balls. Native of rocky, sun-exposed sites in mountains in the eastern Mediterranean . For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Cyprus)6652 € 4,99
(ex Cyprus)