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Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’
Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’
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Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’

White Globe Thistle

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.197.080

Globe Thistle is a well-behaved perennial, adding texture to the sunny border, despite its name. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of thistly-looking leaves, bearing stems of ball-shaped flowers through the summer. This selection features a shorter habit and well-branched stems topped with silvery-white flowers that are excellent for fresh cutting or drying. Leaves are deep green on the upper side, grey-green on the underside. Blooms even in the first year. Attractive to butterflies. Globe Thistle should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. Plants may be trimmed to the ground in late fall, or left for winter interest. In areas with wet soil in winter, better success may come from growing these in a raised bed. Introduced by Jelitto Seeds of Germany.

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Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-100 cm
   35-39 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate