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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BLUE GLOBE THISTLE Plant their fave, echinops SWEET WILLIAM Bees are attracted by its colour SEDUMS Provide loads of pollen to lure busy bees in CHEERS Provide a water source for bees - and birds
Sea holly (Eryngium) is somewhat similar in colour and shape as a globe thistle but the spiky cone shaped flowers are surrounded by strikingly unusual bracts.
PLANT OF THE WEEK ECHINOPS RITRO GLOBE THISTLE FOR gardeners who love blue flowers the globe thistle is a charmer.
Most of us are familiar with the globe thistle, Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'.
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.
As a border element, it is striking when planted with contrasting colors and textures such as purple coneflower, globe thistle, or Miscanthus grass.
Wants: Mexican hat, prairie astor, scented geraniums or mints, blue Russian sage, red bergamot (bee balm), globe thistle, bells of Ireland, Irish eyes daisies, fuller's teasel, compass plant, anything unusual
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.
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.
Time-saving tip To save time on supports, choose tall herbaceous plants that require no staking, including red hot pokers (kniphofia), coneflower (rudbeckia -pictured right), foxglove (digitalis), verbascum and globe thistle (echinops).
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.
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.