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Echinops bannaticus

Globe thistle

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  • Echinops bannaticus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Echinops bannaticus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.1m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue shades
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Echinops bannaticus (Globe thistle). Native to southeastern Europe, this perennial grows to 1.2m tall and bears spherical, blue-toned flowers during mid-to late summer. It has downy stems and grey-green leaves up to 25cm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

S.E. Europe

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will grow well in full sun in poor soil. Dead head to prevent self seeding.

Propagation

Propagate by division or from seed as long as the stock plant is not a hybrid or selected form.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids.

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