globe thistle


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any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers

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But then there's also astilbe, the globe thistle (Echinops bannaticus), achillea, golden rod (Solidago), the brilliant seeds in the open pods of the roast beef plant (Iris foetidissima) and of course the silvery, tissue paper pods of honesty (Lunaria).
The daisy-like flowers and height - they can grow to 150cm (5ft) tall - mean they work well towards the back of the border, attracting bees and butterflies and adding impact alongside globe thistle (Echinops) and monarda.
The daisy-like flowers and height (they can grow to 150cm (5ft) tall) mean they work well towards the back of the border, attracting bees and butterflies and adding impact alongside globe thistle (Echinops) and monarda.
They attract bees and butterflies and are at home alongside monarda and globe thistle, while some varieties can be combined well with fuchsias and blue salvias.
The flowers attract bees and butterflies and are at home alongside monarda and globe thistle, while some varieties can be combined well with fuchsias and blue salvias.
The daisy-like flowers and height (they can grow to 120cm (4ft) tall) mean they work well towards the back of the border, they attract bees and butterflies and add impact alongside globe thistle (Echinops) and monarda.
Agapanthus may not return as successfully as alliums, as the blue or white flowers which are so prevalent in the Channel Islands prefer warmer climes, but you could also choose other species to provide texture and architectural value to such schemes, including globe thistle (Echinops), a tough, silvery plant with spiky leaves and bristly metallic blue flowers, or sea holly (Eryngium), with its blue, teasel-like flowers on blue-tinted branching stems.
As a border element, it is striking when planted with contrasting colors and textures such as purple coneflower, globe thistle, or Miscanthus grass.
Orange lion's tail (Leonotis leonurus) sizzles by itself, but when it's placed near deep blue globe thistle (Echinops exaltatus) or purple salvia, the heat goes down.
The globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) produces eyecatching soft blue spiny globes on top of silvery stems, while aster x frikartii Monch bears lavender-blue flowers on thick stems through to October.
Globe Thistle and Monkshood attracted numbers of bees too.
The daisy-like flowers and height (they can grow to 120cm) mean they work well towards the back of the border, they attract bees and butterflies and add impact alongside globe thistle (echinops) and monarda.