Globe Thistle

Globe Thistle

Prized for bringing on the butterflies and beneficial pollinators.

Winner of the Award of Garden Merit, our Globe-variety thistle raises this once humble wildflower to heights of pure majesty. From late summer until early fall, dark metallic blue, 2" round flower heads pop enthusiastically above silvery, spiky foliage and deeply divided, green basal leaves. The foliage lends interest and texture spring through fall. Wonderful mixed with other perennials in the back of a summer border, particularly dahlias and echinacea. Excellent for cutting, can be dried for the winter. Drought tolerantEchinops ritro
  • Light

    Full Sun
  • Size

    #1 Plant
  • Zone

    3-9
  • Bloom Time

    Midsummer to early fall
  • Height

    32 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • Attract Bees

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  • Botanical NameEchinops ritro
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering TimeMidsummer to early fall
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Flower ColorDark metallic blue flowers
  • Flower Form2" wide globe shape flower clusters
  • Foliage TypeSilvery pointed foliage and deeply divided green basal leaves
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit32 inches
  • Spread10 - 12 inches
  • Spacing10 - 12 inches
  • Planting InstructionsTop of plant should be even with soil level and 10-12" apart.
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Wet Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningCut back spent flower stems

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Breck's times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs and bareroots arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America. To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window below.

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    5B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
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    6B 4/24/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
    7A 4/13/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
    7B 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
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    6A 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
    6B 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
    7A 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
    7B 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 6/5/23
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