Echinops 'Blue Glow'
Echinops blue glow seeds - Steely Blue spiky balls on tall stems.
Approx 10 seeds
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How to describe these? Echinops blue glow look like golfballs on sticks, so understated. Look superb in any arrangement dried or fresh. Relished by bees, butterflies and humans alike. Super easy to grow perennial. One of my faves.
Also known as globe thistle
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: Early spring. 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Or sow autumn for over wintering.
How: Sow to a depth of 3mm
Where: Full sun
Days to Maturity: 365
Pick: When the balls are fully formed. Can be dried.
Once established very drought tolerant. Takes a full year to flower from sowing - but it's worth the wait.
Think carefully about its final growing place - Echinops forms a very deep tap root and is practically impossible to move once it's established.
Fabulous for companion planting along side Sea Holly and Sea Lavender Statice.