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Globe Thistle Seeds

Echinops bannaticus

 How to plant Globe Thistle seeds 

Blue Glow globe thistle brilliant blue flowers. PR00873

BLUE GLOW Globe Thistle

Blue Glow globe thistle is a dramatic, 3-4 foot tall perennial with many, 2 inch, intense blue flowers in perfectly round heads. The gray-green leaves are prickly, and deeply cut. Blue Glow globe thistle blooms over a long July to September season. Flowers attract butterflies, and are superb in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Winter hardy to zone 3.

20 seeds - $2.99
Star Frost globe thistle silvery-white flowers. New for 2016 PR16120

STAR FROST Globe Thistle

When in bloom, Star Frost globe thistle creates a mini constellation of moonlight white, spiky spheres. Thistle-like deep green leaves have silvery green undersides. Slightly more compact than Blue Glow; Star Frost reaches 40 inches tall in flower. Butterflies and bees delight in globe thistle nectar. Flowers the first year when started early. Winter hardy to zone 3.

15 seeds - $3.49

How to Plant Globe Thistle Seeds

Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 65-70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds in groups of 4 seeds, spaced 2 feet apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Growing Globe Thistle: Full sun, adapts well to average soil, thrives in poor, alkaline soil. Drought tolerant once established, more flowers with moderate water. Fast growing, long-lived (up to 10 years or more), not invasive. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies.