globe thistle ‘Blue Globe’

Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Globe’ (globe thistle ‘Blue Globe’)

Botanical Name Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Globe’
Common Name globe thistle ‘Blue Globe’
Family Asteraceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 2-3ft x 1-2ft (60-90cm x 30-60cm)
Flower Color Dark Blue
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. E. bannaticus is native to southwestern Romania.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time