Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'
Common name: Blue globe thistle
Unique blue globe shaped flowers appear in early summer and last for weeks.
The flowers add interest in fresh bouquets and are excellent for dried arrangements.
Leave the flower stalks up throughout the winter to attract songbirds to your garden.
Deer resistant. Attracts birds and butterflies. Adds texture to the landscape.
Cut back hard in spring. Divide if need be in mid spring.
Exposure: Full sun
Photo courtesy Walter Gardens Inc