ECHINOPS bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

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ECHINOPS bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Globe Thistle
Select Item No. EA010

Quantitative Restriction

1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Southeast Europe
Special Features: More decorative, steel-blue flower heads than ECHINOPS ritro.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1985. Parkinson sang the praises of Echinops in 1629 in Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris. John Evelyn later included a few species in Elysium Britannicum, a 17th century compendium of all good things to grow, under a listing for 'Flowering Plants for the Coronary Garden'.
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: intense blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: grey-green, slightly tomentose
Growth Habit: erect / vigorous
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Portion weight: 1 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 13.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
60 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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