|A large group of low-maintenance, thistle-like perennials requiring only well-drained soil, sun and occasional water. Valued for their long-blooming flowers and striking, gray-woolly foliage, the blossoms also attract bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. Excellent cut and dried flowers. Start by division or seed. Give plenty of room to grow. Cut flowers for dying just before the florets open. Wear gloves to protect hands from prickly leaves.
The bold leaves on this vigorous clumping plant are a handsome background to its powder blue to steel blue flowers. Tolerates shade and coastal conditions.
Attributes - Echinops ritro 'Taplow Blue'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Fall
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.