Echinops ritro subsp. ruthenicus

Echinops ritro subsp. Ruthenicus or also called Ruthenian Globe Thistle is from the Asteraceae family of plants. Echinops ritro subsp. Ruthenicus is a herbaceous perennial with thistle-like leaves, it blooms in late summer with blue-violet globe-shaped flowers and has Thistle like leaves that are whitish underneath. Plant it in the sun in well-drained soil. You need to deadhead it otherwise it will self-seed. You can propagate through seeds. It is grown in borders or informal gardens. It grows to about 1-meter high.

Echinops Ritro - Ruthenicus
Echinops ritro subsp. Ruthenicus in a border at Kew Gardens, London
Echinops Ritro - Ruthenicus
Echinops ritro or Globe Thistle
Echinops Ritro - Ruthenicus
Echinops ritro – Ruthenicus

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