Globe Thistle Blue Glow Seeds - Echinops bannaticus

Globe Thistle Blue Glow Seeds - Echinops bannaticus

Echinops bannaticus

Product ID#: RE4380-8593

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Harvesting Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Staking Recommended
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month June, July, August, September, October
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Romantic, Victorian, Woodland
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity Perennial
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 31 - 40 inches
Plant Lifecycle Perennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Flower, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Wild Flowers, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Ornamental, Landscape
Shape Ball, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Textural
  • 1 packet

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Globe Thistle Blue Glow, scientifically known as Echinops bannaticus, is a fantastic flowering perennial that features a showy, textural, floral element to liven any garden bed. Vibrant blue, globe shaped flower heads appear to hover over gray-green, well formed, 3' - 4' foot tall bushes with prickly and deeply cut foliage. An enchanting addition to any garden style, Blue Glow creates a touch of whimsy and allure. The 2" inch, vivid blue flower heads are a party all their own for friendly pollinators. In arrangements, they make an outstanding cut flower used either fresh or dried. Winter hardy to zone 3, this variety thrives in a sunny location and tolerates drought and poor soils like a champion. Introduced in 1832, this garden charmer has been a well loved cutting garden performer for over 185 years! Freely self sows seeds. To avoid over spreading, cut all the blooms before they mature to seed. Packet: 25 seeds.

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