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Blue Glow Globe Thistle Echinops bannaticus

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 24"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
24"
  • Details

    Features

    Intense blue, globe shaped flowers. Silvery green leaves. Great for flower arrangements.

    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Silvery green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in poor, well-drained soil. Tolerates most soil types. Remove spent flowers.

  • 1 Review

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    • I grow 4 of these plants in a full sun area that gets no supplemental irrigation. The heavy clay soil has been moderately amended with compost. The plants grows full and tall every year. If not supported or trimmed during the summer, it will flop but will have new growth in the center. I've trimmed it almost down to the ground and the new growth pops up for a full 2nd display. Trimming during the summer prevents flop and promotes new blooms. Bees absolutely love it! It's also nice in flower arrangements. I've gotten only a few volunteers in 4 years. I've had difficulty transplanting the volunteers, I think because of the deep taproot. I live in a suburb south of Denver, CO zone 5b. I trim it down to the ground every fall.

      Cmcree
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 3 weeks ago
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