globe thistle ‘Blue Glow’
Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’ (globe thistle ‘Blue Glow’) brings strong upright structure as well as an intriguing bloom to the dark plate. Echinos is a greek term for hedgehog referring to the flower’s spiked appearance.
Although this is a full sun plant, it is able to thrive in the well drained soils of the dark plate.
|Botanical Name||Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’|
|Common Name||globe thistle ‘Blue Glow’|
|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|