BLUE GLOW Globe Thistle Seeds
This dramatic 3-4 foot perennial has prickly, deeply cut gray-green leaves and many 2 inch, intense blue flowers in perfectly round heads over a long July to September season. The blooms attract butterflies and are outstanding in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Winter hardy to zone 3.
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
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.