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    Echinops ritro 'veitch's blue'

    Echinops Ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

    Lavender, purple and fuchsia colors, curved borders, tall bird house

    Hydrangea Annabelle + Agapanthus + Salvia 'Mainacht' & Echinops ritro (globe thistle)

    Just plain C O U N T R Y

    Globe thistle (Echinops ritro)

    Echinops ritro ruthenicus. “Globe Thistle” Zones 3-10. Undemanding, unfazed by heat & happy in ordinary soil with some drainage. Simple to grow, magnetic choice for the dry garden. Impressive, 3” across, richly colored blue “golf balls” stand out on strong multi-branching ghostly white stems above finely cut, shimmery silver foliage to 2’ across. Mid-Summer to Fall blooms.

    Blue Lobelia . . . 'Flowing' from the pot

    Echinops Ritro

    The silvery thistles of Eryngium planum follow a striking overwintering rosette of glossy heart-shaped leaves. Photo: judywhite

    Butterfly Favorites Collection One plant each of: Achillea 'Gold Plate', with bright gold domes of flowers. Buddleia davidii Peacock™ ('Peakeep'), scented blooms of rich pink . Echinops ritro ruthenicus, a Globe Thistle with large, rich blue, globe-shaped flower heads.

    garden design, landscape design, landscaping, landscape architecture

    Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

    Alliums- Helps repel slugs, aphids, carrot flies, cabbage worms and other pests. Companion plant for carrots, fruit trees, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes and peppers.

    Delphinium

    Echinops 'Veitchs Blue' - Globe thistle and Perovskia - Russian sage

    Periwinkle and this shade of green are awesome together, throw in purple and a touch of yellow.

    ✯ Lenten Rose Hellebore hybrid (Helleborus orientalis) 'Blue Metallic Lady'

    Achillea 'Saucy Seduction' Yarrow - Cerise rosy-pink flowers with a tiny white eye. Zones 4-9