Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Blue Globe
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Blue Globe
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Blue Globe

Echinops ritro | Blue Globe

Regular price$16.00
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perfect for pollinators

Echinops or 'Globe Thistle' is a hardy perennial that was developed for the cut flower trade but is also a fantastic structural and non-demanding plant for the border. A perennial has jaggedy-divided, prickly dark green leaves which are whitish beneath and then the striking flower stems that are produced around February through to autumn carry prickly blue balls that start to flower from the top down.  An excellent cut flower for the vase or they can also be dried for winter decoration.

The key to success with this plant is drainage and you will see from the plants in our garden that we have them in a gravelled area which results in excellent results.  We have tried these in areas that do not have gravel but the plants tend to be quite small so mixing gravel in with your soil when planting can be beneficial.  The plants grow to around 90cm to 1.2m with flower stems with a spread of about 70cm so they are best situated mid to back of your border.  The form of these plants looks excellent placed with other softer flowers.  Plants can be trimmed to the ground in late autumn or can be left for winter interest.  As you would expect they are hardy as well as being drought tolerant once established as well as being resistant to pests and diseases.

A fabulous plant that is also attractive to bees and butterflies.  Watching the bees on these flowers is amazing as they literally work their way over the whole globe-shaped flower gathering nectar.  Removing flowers will encourage repeat flowering...what's not to love about this fantastic plant!

Height up to 1.2m with flower stems x 70cm wide


Perennial | Hardy 

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

We have updated our shipping rates:

Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.

  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum

Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.

If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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