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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' (Globe thistle 'Blue Globe')

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Time to maturity
2-5 years
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Botanical name: Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe'

Other names: Globe thistle 'Blue Globe', Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Ball'

Genus: Echinops

Variety or Cultivar: 'Blue Globe' _ 'Blue Globe' is an erect, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with spiny, deeply-divided, grey-green leaves and branching, leafy stems bearing spherical, thistle-like, deep blue flower heads in summer.

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in Summer

Habit: Erect, Clump-forming

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Specific pests: Aphids

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering for a second flush of flowers. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.. REGISTER to read more...

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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' (Globe thistle 'Blue Globe') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wildlife, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Grows best in poor, well-drained soil in full sun but will tolerate most soils. Tolerates part shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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