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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Blue globe thistle

Native to Southeastern Europe


Striking silver spiney foliage is topped by vivid blue thistle flowers.  Pollinators and butterflies flock to the flowers and seed eating birds enjoy the seeds.  A dramatic upright addition to the garden.  Extremely drought tolerant and perfect for dry rocky soils.  


Height:

2-4 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

Spacing:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Bloom Color:

Blue

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Interesting Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Rock Garden
  • Naturalizing

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Silver

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Average