Globe Thistle

Native to Europe, Central Asia and tropical Africa Globe Thistle are one of those plants that make you stop and take notice.  Spiky globed flower heads have stunning textural appeal while it’s soft gray green leaves contrast against a sea of green.  It makes for a very popular cut flower.

Globe Thistle can be divided every 3-4 years in the early Spring.

Globe Thistle

Echinops ritro

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 2-4′
  • Width: 1-2′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Blue
  • Foliage Colour: Grey/green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Cut flowers, dried flowers, drought tolerant, attracts butterflies
  • Zone: 3-10

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  1. Amy Giannini says:
    This picture (on the globe thistle page) is of Sea Holly (Eryngium). Thought you'd want to know.

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