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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe'

Other names

Globe thistle 'Blue Globe', Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Ball'

Genus

Echinops 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

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering for a second flush of flowers. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe'

Other names

Globe thistle 'Blue Globe', Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Ball'

Genus

Echinops 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering for a second flush of flowers. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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