The Kew Pollinators range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to attract and support a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles, as well as a number of other important pollinating insects. Helping these pollinators to thrive is hugely important for our eco-system as a whole and these seeds, in their striking packaging inspired by artwork from the Kew archives, will help to create the environment which they need to thrive, with varieties chosen to help a wide range of pollinating insects, including some night flowering plants to help moths which also play an important part in our gardens.
A superb border perennial which is always busy with the hum of Bees and other pollinating insects. This Blue Globe thistle boasts spherical heads of electric-blue flowers that rise upon slender stems, above the silvery, thistle-like foliage. Echinops ritro subsp. ruthenicus is hardy and drought tolerant once established, making it a reliable choice for hot, sunny herbaceous borders. The blooms make superb cut flowers which can also be dried for everlasting displays. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 45cm (18").