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Re: Mystery herbaceous perennial

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

It could be a white version of Echinops ritro - were the flower heads like little white balls?

  • Posted: Sun. 27th May 2018 08:47

Re: lavender? :)

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Could the blue flower be a tiny Echinops ritro?

  • Posted: Sat. 13th July 2013 15:19

diseased?

Question from Ella

In forum: Echinops ritro

I have an echinops ritro that has been affected by some kind of pest or fungus since I've had it. The leaves are stunted and shrivelled and often covered in a white downy webbing. Also, it did not die back all the way this year and is currently putting out a flower (stunted and damaged). Any advice?

  • Posted: Sat. 18th February 2012 10:27

Echinops ritro

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Echinops ritro

The spectacular globular flowers are an intense deep blue. The deeply divided, narrow, grey-green leaves and the perfectly round, spiky flowerheads make this a really striking plant.
It is attractive to many insects including bees, moths and butterflies and the seeds provide food for finches and other seed-eating birds.

  • Posted: Fri. 22nd May 2009 18:44