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Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Globe Thistle

£2.99

Stunning, ornamental, vivid midnight-blue flower heads are produced on tall, upright, branched stems repeatedly from August to September.

This is a handsome globe thistle with a clump-forming growth habit and deeply-lobed, thistle-like, glossy dark green leaves which are spine-tipped at the edges and have cobweb-like markings on top.

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  • Eventual Height 50cm to 1m
  • Eventual Spread 10cm to 50cm
  • Position Full sun
  • Growth Average
  • Soil Type Any moist, well drained soil
  • Hardiness Fully hardy
  • Flowering Time Summer-Autumn
  • Flower Colour Blue

Did You Know?

We grow and keep the majority of our plants outside on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands, over 650 feet above sea level ensuring a hardy plant that starts off well when planted in your garden.

Some leaves on evergreen plants can be damaged in winter but in spring, new leaves will readily replace those damaged. This is quite normal on many evergreen varieties and is preferable to plants grown with excessive protection that show cold shock once planted out and establish less satisfactorily initially.

Many perennials go ‘dormant’ which, in some cases, means that there is little or no top growth apparent between November and March. If you order perennials whilst they are dormant, they may not be visible above the soil level when purchased but will burst into life in spring.

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Stunning, ornamental, vivid midnight-blue flower heads are produced on tall, upright, branched stems repeatedly from August to September.

This is a handsome globe thistle with a clump-forming growth habit and deeply-lobed, thistle-like, glossy dark green leaves which are spine-tipped at the edges and have cobweb-like markings on top.

The golf ball-sized flowers are excellent for cutting and it makes a great choice for growing in the middle of a sunny, well-drained border. If the flowering stems are cut back after the first lot of flowers fade, it will produce a second flush of blooms in early autumn

 


 

Globe Thistle
50cm to 1m
10cm to 50cm
  • Blue
Summer-Autumn
Average
Fully hardy
Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Any moist, well drained soil

Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter into the backfill when planting. Apply generous well rotted organic mulch in early spring and keep well-watered during periods of dry weather.

Pot Size

Usually supplied in a 2-3 litre pot. If this changes we will inform you before we deliver the plants to you.

Plant Heights

Supplied plant heights vary depending on the season, the batch they are picked from and the type of plant. For eventual height, please see plant description.

Delivery

 

We want to make the delivery of your order an easy and hassle-free experience. Our couriers are the only ones we’ve found that handle plants with as much tender loving care as we do. It’s normally easier to leave it to us to sort out the finer delivery details, but if you’d like to know the progress of your order please log into your account, or feel free to email us at sales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk

 

Delivery Cost

Our flat rate charge for plants ordered online or over the telephone is £7.99. This covers most mainland England, Wales and Scotland destinations (See Delivery Area below for exclusions).

PLEASE NOTE: Our larger specimen conifers and bamboos will require a pallet delivery, priced from £30. Pallet orders will need to be signed for and the access must be suitable for a large vehicle access minimum 3 metres wide and 4.5 meters high. Delivery can only be made to addresses where clear access can be gained (e.g. pallets of plants cannot be delivered to upper floor flats or premises where restricted access does not allow delivery vehicles). Most orders that require delivery via pallet will be flagged up during checkout. We reserve the right to send out your order on a pallet if it is a significant volume of items or weight above our standard carriers limits. We can only ship items on a pallet up to 2 metres tall, if the plants you have ordered are above this then where applicable will be cut to the required height.

 

Delivery Area

At the moment we can deliver to most of mainland UK no matter how large or small your order is. We hope to soon be able to delivery to other areas of the UK for the same flat rate, however the following postcodes will incur a surcharge, please contact us on 01782 502741 for a quote based on your order and postcode.

PH5-PH9
PH15-PH50
KA27-KA30
AB31-AB56
IV1-IV63
FK19-FK21
TR21-TR25
TR93
PA20-PA78
KW1-KW17
PO30-PO41
BT1-BT94


Unfortunately we cannot deliver to the Republic of Ireland

 

What about Overseas?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to make deliveries outside of the UK at the present time.

 

Delivery Timeframe

We aim to deliver all orders within 7-10 days if the plants you order are already in stock. If plants are out of stock when the order is placed (which is quite rare) the delivery time is around 21 days, but we will contact you to let you know.

Unfortunately with our standard Fedex service we are unable to guarantee a specific time or time slot. Deliveries can be made anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday (Excluding bank holidays).

Need your order in a hurry? Call our web sales team on 01782 502741 to arrange a next day delivery. Orders must be taken before 10am, excludes weekends, subject to stock availablity.

 

Local Delivery

Deliveries of goods ordered through our Retail Garden Centre for local delivery are not subject to our online terms and conditions. Please contact the Garden Centre directly on 01782 502078.

 

Rowlinson Garden Products

All of our Rowlinson items come direct from the manufacturer and are free delivery. We do not keep any Rowlinson items in stock. Once Rowlinson receive your order they (or their courier) will contact you directly to arrange delivery of your product(s) and to ensure suitable access is available. It is vital that you enter the correct contact details on your order as if they are unable to contact you via email or telephone they will send out a letter which can obviously result in a delay to your order being delivered.

Please note that any other items on the order will incur the £7.99 delivery charge and be dispatched separately from our nursery.

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