Blue globe-thistle (Echinops bannaticus) 'Blue Glow'
The plant forms a bushy upright mound of thistly looking grey-green leaves, bearing stems of ball-shaped steel-blue flowers from mid to late summer. Excellent for cutting fresh or drying. Attractive to butterflies.
Height 120 cm
Width 40-50 cm
Spacing 40-50 cm (3-5 pc/m2)
Flowering time VII-IX
Site sunny, drier, well drained poorer soil.
Propagation seeds, division
Container size C2