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Globe Thistle Seeds

Echinops bannaticus

Blue Glow globe thistle brilliant blue flowers. PR00873

BLUE GLOW Globe Thistle Seeds

'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. Its flowers attract butterflies, and are superb in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Winter hardy to zone 3.

20 seeds - $2.99

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.

Comments: 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.