Echinops chantavicus from Kazakhstan
The plants we offer have been grown by us from seed collected from Kyrgauldy, Kazakhstan. A very distinctive Echinops species, native to the grassy slopes of the foothills of Kazakhstan and Northern Tien Shan, with deeply dissected, spiny, leathery foliage (silvery white underneath) and spherical, metallic blue inflorescences. Flowering June to August. Height 50 to 100 cm. Sun in well-drained soil.