Joy Creek Nursery

356-001D4   Echinops ritro     ( Small globe thistle )

Echinops ritro
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For those gardeners who like big, bold plants with dramatic foliage, Echinops ritro fits the bill. Rising to an impressive height with spiny, deeply cut gray green leaves measuring up to nine inches long, there are few other herbaceous perennials that can match it in scale. But this globe thistle is also for those who love to attract wildlife. There is always a great chorus of bees and other pollinators hovering over the 2-inch spiky, globe-shaped flower heads in the summer.

July and August.  5 ft. x 3 ft.

Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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