Botanical name: Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe'
Other names: Globe thistle 'Blue Globe'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Blue Globe' _ 'Blue Globe' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with spiny, divided leaves and dark-blue globular heads of star-shaped flowers in mid to late summer.
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' is: Deciduous
Flower: Dark-blue in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Specific pests: Aphids
Pruning: Cut back after flowering for a second flush of flowers.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Root cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
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 well in poor, well-drained soil in full sun but will tolerate most soils in full sun and can also tolerate 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, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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Hi I have a lovely clump of Echinops in my garden, however its in a spot I need to turn to lawn as I'm currently trying to widen the lawn and access to the end of the garden. Can I just dig up the clump and divide and move? Or possible store them until I have the right spot ready for them? I need to hack on with this next stage in the garden but am worried its the wrong time to dig them up.
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