Echinopsis 'Orange Paramount' is a semi-columnar cactus up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, with dark green multi ribbed stem with short…
Echinops plants ship as a bare roots, meaning the roots are exposed (not in any soil). The plant is dormant while this handling occurs, and is shipped at the proper time for your hardiness zone so that it can be planted immediately upon receiving. Echinops should be planted in spring, or early summer.
Light: Plant Echinops in Full sun.
Soil: Echinops can handle many different types of soils so long as they are well drained. Well-drained soils are sandy and loamy soils (most average garden soil). Poor-draining soil is clay. Echinops prefers poor soils to rich ones and will tolerate drought conditions. It can handle strongly acidic soils (5.1 - 6.0 pH) but won’t perform as well in basic soils (above 7.0 pH).
Spacing: Echinops is an erect, clump-forming perennial that can mature to be 3-7’ tall and 1-4’ wide (depending on the species - the kind we carry is a compact hybrid variety). Each cultivar has a particular range, so it is important to read how big yours gets to determine its spacing. As an example, if your cultivar gets to be 2 feet wide, space the plants every 1.5 - 2 feet.
How to Plant: The bare-root should be immediately unpackaged and planted. If a delay must occur, it should be kept moist (wrapped in wet paper towel) and in a cool, shaded location until it is possible to plant. The bare root should then be planted so that the top of the root system is about 1 inch under the soil. It should be well-watered until it becomes established.