Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Echinops

Specie: ritro


English Name:


Common Name

Small Globe thistle

Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Asteraceae

Name in English: Aster Family

The Plant

Origin: Southeastern Europe, Czechoslovakia

Growth Habit: upright herbaceous perennial

Flower: The unique spherical flowerheads appear steely blue before maturing to a brighter blue.

Blooming Period: Late summer

Leaf: piny, cobwebbed leaves


flowers are suitable for fresh cutting or drying. a great architectural addition to design

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 6-12 days

Amount of water: average

Nutrition: preservative

Special handling: Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.

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