Alt Information

Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’
Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’
Garden Diary

Date purchased or acquired:

Where acquired:

Location in the garden:


The next time you are buying perennials please look for our helpful labels and blue pots, and remember "The best perennials come out of the blue"!

Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’

Blue Globe Thistle

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.197.030

Developed for the cut flower trade, this Globe Thistle is also one of the showiest in the garden. The plant forms a bushy upright mound of thistly looking grey-green leaves, bearing stems of ball-shaped steel-blue flowers from mid to late summer. Excellent for cutting fresh or drying. 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. May need staking. Not a weedy kind of thistle.

Further details for
Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’

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
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   100-120 cm
   39-47 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate