Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Echinops bannaticus, Blue Globe, Blue Globe Thistle

Common Name: Blue Globe Thistle

Genus: Echinops

Species: bannaticus

Cultivar or Variety: Blue Globe

Characteristics of Plant
Prickly
Winter sows well
Unique round flowering head

Life Cycle
Perennial

When to Sow Seed
Winter Sow

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Blue
Dark Blue
Lt. Purple

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Bees

Image
(Image by gardengus)
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