Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus, southern globethistle


Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus
southern globethistle

Chosen by Emily Griswold

I love designing with the glowing globes of these blue flowers. It’s a great shape to contrast with wispy grasses or spiky salvias.

Echinops ruthenicus

Photo courtesy of Ellen Zagory


Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus

This handmade sign, drawn by Arboretum Teaching Nursery Manager Lisa Fowler, showcases one of our 75 favorite plants, and can be seen at the Arboretum Plant Sales.

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