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Echinops exaltatus

Globe thistle

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey-green

Description

Echinops exaltatus (Globe thistle). This wild flowering species is less spiny than other species, the leaves are lanceolate and pinnately lobed. The flowers are white rounded blooms.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

C & S Europe to S. Asia, Africa

Interest and use

Dried arrangements

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Poor quality
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by division or seed in the autumn or by root cuttings in the winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids.

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