Mr Fothergill’s Echinops Globe Thistle Seeds

3.20 “Price excl. VAT: 2.82

Magnificent, steel blue/purple mace-like heads above deeply serrated grey-green leaves. A very stately back of border plant. Good dried flower. Loved by butterflies & bees

  • Seeds selected by the RSPB to attract wildlife.
  • A Best Buy variety as recommended by the Gardening Press and Consumer Groups.
  • Height: 120cm(48in)
  • Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP).
  • 50 Seeds

Sow outdoors, April-June, in a seed bed, 0.5cm deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 21-35 days. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2″) apart, when large enough to handle. Keep moist and weed free. Plant out to flowering position in autumn, allowing 35cm (14″) between plants.

Or sow indoors, April-June, 0.5cm deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm (3″) pots. Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem.

Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, September-October, 35cm (14″) apart. Flowers: May-July, the following year.

Availability: 4 in stock

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