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Globe Thistle

Globe Thistle

  • Light

    Full Sun
  • Size

    #1 Plant
  • Zone

    3-8
  • Bloom Time

    Midsummer to early fall
  • Height

    32 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • Attract Bees

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SKU: 73554

Price$37.98

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Description

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

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Details

  • Botanical NameEchinops ritro
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • 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
  • 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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Important Shipping Notes:

Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a shipping estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

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 above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx based on your hardiness zone.. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

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We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

SPRING Shipping Schedule

  • Bareroot Perennials & Bulbs
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 5A 3/16/20 - 6/12/20
    5B-10AB 2/17/20 - 6/12/20
    Last Order Date 6/8/20
  • House Plants
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    1AB - 6AB 4/13/20 - 6/5/20 6/1/2020
    7AB - 10AB 3/16/20 - 6/5/20 6/1/2020
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    $40.01 to $60.00 $12.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $14.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $16.95
    $100.01 to over $18.95

See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (513) 354-1512 or contact us at service@brecks.com.

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