Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Blue Globe
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Blue Globe
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Blue Globe

Echinops ritro| Blue Globe

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Echinops or 'Globe Thistle' is a hardy perennial that was developed for the cut flower trade but is also a fantastic structural and non-demanding plant for the border. A perennial has jaggedy-divided, prickly dark green leaves which are whitish beneath and then the striking flower stems that are produced around February through to autumn carry prickly blue balls that start to flower from the top down.  An excellent cut flower for the vase or they can also be dried for winter decoration.

The key to success with this plant is drainage and you will see from the plants in our garden that we have them in a gravelled area which results in excellent results.  We have tried these in areas that do not have gravel but the plants tend to be quite small so mixing gravel in with your soil when planting can be beneficial.  The plants grow to around 90cm to 1.2m with flower stems with a spread of about 70cm so they are best situated mid to back of your border.  The form of these plants looks excellent placed with other softer flowers.  Plants can be trimmed to the ground in late autumn or can be left for winter interest.  As you would expect they are hardy as well as being drought tolerant once established as well as being resistant to pests and diseases.

A fabulous plant that is also attractive to bees and butterflies.  Watching the bees on these flowers is amazing as they literally work their way over the whole globe-shaped flower gathering nectar.  Removing flowers will encourage repeat flowering...what's not to love about this fantastic plant!

Height up to 1.2m with flower stems x 70cm wide

Perennial | Hardy 

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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