Globe Thistle Star Frost Seeds - Echinops bannaticus

Globe Thistle Star Frost Seeds - Echinops bannaticus

E. bannaticus
Perennial
Textural Cut Flower

Product ID#: RE5180-8500

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

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$6.25
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Globe Thistle Star Frost, botanically known as Echinops bannaticus, is an exceptional first year flowering perennial that produces eye-catching, golf ball size silvery-white spiky globes that are a fantastic addition where textural interest is desired in your garden. The neutral shade of the globes allows the vertical and architectural beauty to be truly appreciated as they contrast with brighter colored plantings. A cut flower staple in constant demand for their use fresh or as an everlasting ingredient. Dramatic 40" inch plants appear to have a prickly habit, however the leaves are actually soft to the touch and have a downy under bottom. Echinops is a long loved species dating back to 1629. An excellent pollinator attractant, hardy to zone 3 and once established, Star Frost is drought resistant. Globe Thistle should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. Packet: 25 seeds.
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