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Ruthenian Globe Thistle

Echinops ritro subsp. ruthenicus

Herbaceous perennial species that grows to around 1m tall, producing lobed, shiny foliage which resembles that of thistles, coloured green on the top surface and white underneath. Flowers are thistly, spherical and coloured bright blue-purple, borne on bare, white coloured stems.

Planning

Flowering time
Summer

Geography

Origin
Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Purples

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