Echinops Ritro Blue Globe Flower


(Echinops ritro) 


Echinops is a bold statuesque plant with steel blue, globular flowers on strong stems. Very striking.


The spherical blue flowers, made up of many tiny florets, appear in late summer.


Sun and good drainage are preferred. Will grow in poor soils. Use with other perennials. Suited to cottage or Mediterranean style gardens. Flowers are good for cutting and drying.


An easy care plant in all but wet soil. Cut to the ground after flowering to produce fresh leafy growth.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 1-2
Habit A clump forming perennial which produces large, deeply divided, grey leaves.
Position Full Sun, Moderate Frost.
Height 1.2M
Width 60CM