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Echinops Seeds - Ritro

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Seed Count:
45 Seeds
Usually despatched within 24 hours
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Price £1.58

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45 Seeds.

Other Names - Globe Thistle, Blue Hedgehog, Globe Flower…

  • A stately and ornamental species
  • Producing clusters of tightly packed flowers that form a handsome deep blue mini-globe
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner

Suitable For - Cottage garden, flower borders, wildlife garden

Sowing Months - February - June

Flowering Months - July - August

Soil Preperation

Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial Soil type Prefers poor soil, however will tolerate and grow well in fertile soil too. Must be well drained
Type Distance between plants 50 - 60 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 120 - 170 cm Germination Temperature 19 to 25℃
Average spread 50 - 60 cm Days to germination 10 - 25 days
Hardiness Hardy RHS Bee friendly Yes
Soil Ph RHS Award winner Yes

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds on the surface of moist compost in pots, trays or modules.
Lightly cover the seeds with compost, water well.
Place the container in a propagator or if preferred in a clear polythene bag and seal. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the bag or propagator and move to a location with good daylight exposure and a reduced temperature (but still warm). Protect from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm diameter pots. Grow on in cooler (frost free) conditions. Pot on into a larger pot if required.
Plant out into their final growing position after all risk of frost has passed and the plants are growing strong.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out so that the plants gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.

Growing On

When the flowers start to fade, cut back the flower stems to encourage a second flush of blooms.
If areas become overcrowded with Echinops, lift, divide and re-locate in autumn or spring.


The handsome flower globes can be cut and dried for winter decoration.

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STANDARD DELIVERY - Royal Mail 2nd Class (3 - 5 working days) - £0.95

For orders under £9.98, the "Standard Delivery" charge will be added automatically at checkout.

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