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Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Globe’

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A striking architectural plant, Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' has elegant, deeply divided, prickly grey-green leaves and round heads of grey-blue thistle flowers. These flowers appear in late Summer and are popular with insects.

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' is generally at its best when planted in poor, well drained soil in a position with plenty of sunlight.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Echinops bannaticus  ‘Blue Globe’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Poor, well drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: July - September.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' grows to be large, clump forming fern.
Height: 100 cm (3 ft)
Spread: up to 60 cm (2 ft)

Notes: Ideally, cut down to the ground after first flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers later on.

Plant Finder: about Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Globe’

Common names

Globe Thistle


Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Globe’ (Globe Thistle). This globe thistle produces bright blue spherical composite flowers which attract beneficial insects and butterflies to the garden in their droves. They form attractive seed heads and their thistle-like appearance lends itself to a natural-looking garden.


Plant in well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Grown for flowers, which are good cut, fresh or dried. Attract beneficial insects and butterflies.

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Echinops bannaticus  ‘Blue Globe’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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