Echinops Ritro – Small Blue (2 litres)
Echinops are simply Pollinator Heaven on a stick! striking deep blue pom poms are produced in abundance anywhere from June through to August. When finished flowering these lovely little chaps seed heads are also completely attractive left on and become a very large clump within 3 years, so dividing them is definitely an option for further free plants to share.
They have always been a little toughie for me even on heavy clay and so hardy, whatever the winter brings wont upset them. They don’t like a soggy bottom so WONT sit in water, so if your border is wet please put in extra drainage and sit them a little proud of the soil.
A smaller variety of Echinops only growing to 40 inches.
We adore this group of plants as they are so robust and long lived. They are absolutely irresistible to bees and butterflies.
Please note: online orders need to be collected from our nursery in Whitstable. Please contact us if you would like a quote for delivery.