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 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