#820  Echinops ritro
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 2-3'/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms summer-early fall
For those who dare, leaves and stems are silvery green and are armed with spiny prickles. Upright plants are crowned with steely blue, ball-shaped flower heads during late summer. Very adaptable and drought tolerant, and a great flower for drying too.