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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.
HerbaceousEarly 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
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - bees, butterflies, birds (finches eat the seeds).Pests & DiseasesAphidsPlace of originCentral and southern Europe to central Asia, India and mountains of tropical Africa.
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil- but tolerant of almost any soil.
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Growing Echinops bannaticus – Globe Thistle
- Supporting plants with link-stakes
- Drying Echinops for winter display - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of ECHINOPS
deep blue flowers
clear blue thistle flowers
blue thistle-like flowers, with silver foliage
white flowered thistle