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Botanical name: Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe'
Other names: Globe thistle 'Blue Globe', Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Ball'
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
Specific pests: Aphids
Pruning: Cut back after flowering for a second flush of flowers. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.. 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 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
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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