Echinops - Blue Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro) Southern Blue Globethistle Perfect for Cut or Dried Flower

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Echinops - Blue Globe Thistle (Echinops bannaticus) Globethistle Blue Globe Flower

Height 3 to 4 ft


Globethistle (Echinops ritro) originates from Siberia and Central Europe. This is an incredibly ornamental variety and makes an amazing ornamental feature plant in any style of garden. 

Great summer bloomer - perfect for cutting gardens and great for use as dried flowers. Bright blue flowers in dense spherical heads sit atop grayish white and fuzzy spiny foliage. Will self seed unless flowers heads are removed. 

  • Full sun to part shade
  • Well-draining soil and will tolerate poor soil
  • Direct seed after all risk of frost has passed and cover seeds lightly
  • OR start indoors 8 weeks before the last frost. Cover seeds lightly.
  • Transplant seedlings outdoors when they are strong enough to handle and all risk of frost has passed. 
  • Spacing: 20 in apart.
  • Seed Count: 10