Echinops ritro [AGM] - Globe thistle variety, Blue hedgehog

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  • AGM

  • Flowers attract bees

  • Flowers attract butterflies

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for full sun

A robust, upright perennial with prickly, dark green leaves. Rounded, violet-blue flower heads are carried on silvery stems in summer.  Flowers are loved by bees and butterflies

Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. 

Height: 18 - 36 inches / 45 - 90cm                      

Spread: 12 - 18 inches / 30 - 45cm

AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:

  • excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • available
  • of good constitution
  • essentially stable in form and colour
  • reasonably resistant to pests and diseases

Contact Us For Availability

Currently our products are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017, but until then please contact us to check stock levels.

Delivery Options

Currently they are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017.

  • Direct Collection From Us

    Either from the nursery or from one of the events we’ll be attending. If coming to the nursery then please call first to make sure we’ll be around. If we are away at an event then collection of orders may not be possible.