Echinops ritro ruthenicus
Echinops ritro ruthenicusEchinops ritro ruthenicus

An EASY TO GROW,outrageously cool pollinator party plant for the dry garden. Impressive, 3” across, richly colored lavender-blue “golf ball” blooms perch atop strong multi-branching ghostly white stems above finely cut, shimmery silver foliage to 2’ across. Mid-Summer to Fall bloomsare much loved by bees & butterflies& make different, fun cut flowers too – fresh or dried! Heat, poor soil, & drought tolerantbut prettier with occasional Summer water. Makes a great carefree container subject (5+ gal. size). Deciduous. To 3’ high &  2’ wide. Provide good drainage.

Echinops ritro ruthenicusEchinops ritro ruthenicus


Avg/Low Water

USDA Zones 3-10