Those that have used Echinops, ‘Ritro’ as a cut flower seem to go a little bit potty for it. ‘Ritro’ has rounded, spiky, violet blue flower heads on silvery foliage…jagged leaves…it looks to me like an ‘armoured plant’. Awesome.
Easy to grow from seed and a ridiculously long vase life make this a ‘must have’ in the flower patch. A very robust perennial.
I sow mine in mid spring…you can also divide the plants in autumn. It’s very happy in a poor soil…but must be well drained.
Height: up to 120 cm
40ish seeds in a packet
Sow Echinops ‘Ritro’ seeds in April and May