2 years to reach maturity
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Blue Hedgehog Overview
Echinops ritro is a herbaceous perennial species that grows to around 1m tall, with an upright, robust growth habit. It produces spiky, jaggedly-divided dark green foliage which resembles that of thistles, coloured white underneath. Flowers are thistly, spherical and coloured violet-blue, borne on branching, silvery-coloured, leafy stems.
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How to propagate Blue Hedgehog
Root cuttings may be taken in winter.
Divide in spring or autumn.
Sow mid-spring, capable of self-seeding.
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Other uses of Blue Hedgehog
Dried arrangements, ornamental, border Summer/Autumn interest.