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ECHINOPS

Commonly known as Globe thistle

Architectural plants carrying spheres of bristly bracts for large borders and the wildlife-conscious.

Genus of about 120 species of annuals, biennials and perennials found on hot gravelly slopes and in dry grassland from central and southern Europe to central Asia, India and the mountains of tropical Africa.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials and perennials
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies, birds (finches eat the seeds).
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids
  • Place of origin - central and southern Europe to central Asia, India and mountains of tropical Africa.
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - - but tolerant of almost any soil.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of ECHINOPS

ECHINOPS bannaticus

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Commonly known as: Globe thistle.
Deep blue flowers
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available again FEBRUARY 2022 - fresh stock in late winter

ECHINOPS bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'

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Commonly known as: Globe thistle.
Clear blue thistle flowers
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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ECHINOPS bannaticus 'Veitch's Blue'

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Commonly known as: Globe thistle.
Blue thistle-like flowers, with silver foliage
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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ECHINOPS sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'

ECHINOPS sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'  >


Commonly known as: Globe thistle.
White flowered thistle
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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