Globe Thistle

1 Mar

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro ), deciduous, steel blue ball shaped flowers on long stems bloom mid to late summer, 3 ft., drought tolerant, loves sun, good as cut flower, deer resistant.

From Asia. Well-behaved, decorative thistle relative for the perennial border. Rugged-looking, erect, rigidly branched plant 2 to 4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with coarse, prickly, deeply cut gray-green leaves to 1 ft. long. Distinctive flower heads are spherical, about the size of golf balls; they look like pincushions stuck full of tubular metallic blue pins. Bloom midsummer to late fall. Outstanding fresh or dry in flower arrangements.



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