Echinops ‘Blue Glow’ (Blue Globe Thistle)


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1 Gallon Pot. Echinops bannaticus is an erect, clump-forming perennial globe thistle that typically grows to 4’ (less frequently to 6’) tall on stiff, sometimes branching stems. It is native to southeastern Europe. Spiny, deeply-dissected leaves (to 14” long) are rough green above and downy-white below. Globular, thistle-like, gray-blue flower heads (to 2” diameter) bloom at the stem tops in summer.

Common Name: blue globe thistle
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Steel blue
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Other: Thorns
Tolerate: Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil