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General Blue Globe Thistle Information


Dried Flower Blue Globe Thistle

Blue Globe Thistle

Echinops ritro
Blue Globe Thistle forms beautiful, dense, blue, spiny globe-shaped dried flower heads on sturdy stems.
Perennial
Common Names Echinops
Height 36 - 48 inches.
Cultivar Taplow blue
Propagation

By seed at 70°F or by division of older plants in spring or fall.

Cultivation In full sun and average soil.
Disease  
Harvest Cut Blue Globe Thistle stems when the flowers heads are just beginning to open, at the peak of blue. We like to stripe the prickly leaves off which allows for easier handling later.
Drying Hang Blue Globe Thistle upside down in dry, dark, open, airy place.
Uses Blue Globe Thistle is a beautiful, striking, natural blue dried flower.
Comments Blue Globe Thistle is a very hardy perennial which just gets bigger and better every year.
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