About Echinops Blue Glow
This showy selection has an intense strong blue globe flower and more compact habit. The deer have shown no interest in our Echinops and the University of Georgia puts it on its list of deer resistant plants. They are an excellent color choice for mid to late summer. This variety was especially developed for the cut flowers and it is also useful for drying.
Echinops Blue Glow
Planting and Growing Echinops
Make sure your Echinops “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flowering!