Echinops Blue Glow



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Status: In Stock
Mature Height: 3 to 4 ft.
Mature Spread: 2 ft.
Proper Name: Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Tags: Bloom Summer, Deer Resistant, Dry Conditions, Easy to Grow, Feeds Pollinators, Flower (Blue), Flower (Purple), Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun


Shipping Starts: April 18, 2022
Pickup Starts: April 15, 2022

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Description

Echinops is a unique member of the Aster Family that is easy to grow, but is not aggressive or invasive. In the early summer, echinops reveal 1.5” blue spheres that transition from deep blue to lavender on tall branchless stems. It is not a native plant, but is a plant that native pollinators appreciate, as many bees, butterflies and moths flock to the flowers. Silvery foliage is distinctive and deeply lobed adding rough textures to a garden. The leaves themselves are rough, but not prickly. Echinops flowers are very unique and make an excellent addition to spice up a more traditional floral arrangement.

Echinops prefer poor, well-drained soil and exposure to full sun. It can tolerate almost any soil and part shade, but won’t grow as vigorously or flower as profusely. Spent flowers can be removed in the fall to encourage rebloom, but also to keep echinops from reseeding. Plants can be split by removing smaller plantlets every 3-4 years.

Bloom Color:Light purple
Bloom Period:Early to late summer
Genus & Species:Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'
Mature Height:3 to 4 ft.
Mature Spread:2 ft.
Plant Spacing:1.5 to 2 ft.
Planting Depth:Even with the crown of the plant
Planting Time:Spring or Fall Planting
Soil Type:Well drained soil; poor quality
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, part sun, part shade
Zone:3 to 8

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Caring for Echinops Blue Glow

Echinops prefer poor, well-drained soil and exposure to full sun. It can tolerate almost any soil and part shade, but won’t grow as vigorously or flower as profusely. Spent flowers can be removed in the fall to encourage rebloom, but also to keep echinops from reseeding. Plants can be split by removing smaller plantlets every 3-4 years.

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