Globe Thistle (Echinops bannaticus)

blue globe thistle flower

Zone: 3 to 9
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 2′ to 4′
Width: 1′ to 2′
Bloom time: Summer to fall
Flower color: blue, purple

Globe thistles are a very drought-resistant blue perennial that produce spherical blue or purple flowers in the mid to late summer.

Once it gets going, this plant is low maintenance, drought-resistant and its somewhat prickly foliage is a deterrent to deer and rabbits.

Globe Thistle blue flowers (Echinops bannaticus)
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The blooms provide some color to the late summer garden, attract butterflies and are also great for using in dried flower arrangements…a very versatile plant!

You can find it HERE.*