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Echinops – Globe Thistle
The Globe Thistle is very
interesting if one likes thorny, prickly plants. The
leaves are large, deeply cut and very prickly. The stems
are silver-white, while the flowers are either white
or a grayish metallic blue. The flower heads are round
like a ball and are entirely covered with needle-like
thistles All of the species bloom from June or July
through September. Echinops Rilro has deep steel
blue flowers and grows about 3 feet high E. sphaerocephalus
is the tallest growing species, attaining a height
of from 5 feet to 7 feet with large, white flowers.
UTILIZE. All the Globe Thistles
are distinctive plants and are well adapted to plant
in borders, among shrubbery or to use as bold specimen
plants. The flower heads, which are excellent for cutting,
can be dried and will remain attractive for months,
They are also suitable for naturalizing in wild gardens.
GENERAL. They are of easiest
culture, growing best in a light soil.
PROPAGATION. They are propagated
by seeds and division.
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