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  • blue globe thistle
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'

blue globe thistle

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £6.99
9cm pot £6.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Spherical, bright blue flower-heads up to 5cm (2in) across in July and August and prickly, grey-green leaves. This gorgeous globe thistle is highly attractive to butterflies and bees. An eye-catching, yet undemanding perennial for the back of a herbaceous or mixed border, it's best planted in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring
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