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2024 Seed Catalog

Globe thistle Star Frost - perennial flower - Echinops bannaticus.
Star Frost globe thistle

PR16120

Star Frost

Globe Thistle Seeds

Echinops bannaticus

When in bloom, Star Frost globe thistle creates a mini-constellation of moonlight-white, spiky spheres. Thistle-like, deep-green leaves are silver-green underneath. Plants are slightly more compact than Blue Glow; Star Frost reaches 40 in. tall in flower. Butterflies and bees delight in globe thistle nectar. Blooms first year when started early. Winter hardy to zone 3.

15 seeds - $4.49
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Growing Star Frost Globe Thistle Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Globe Thistle Seeds: Sow globe thistle 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 globe thistle into prepared seed beds in groups of 4 seeds, spaced 2 ft. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Grow Globe Thistle: Full sun. Plants thrive in poor, alkaline soil, adapt well to average soil. Drought tolerant once established, more flowers with moderate water. Globe thistle is fast growing, long-lived (10 years or more), and not invasive. Plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Flowers attract bees, birds, and butterflies.

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