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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 21
Common Name: Globe Thistle
Latin Name: Echinops ritro
Variety: Globe Thistle
Colour: Blue
Temperature: 18C - 25C (64F - 77F) (Zone 3)
Zone: 3
Blooms: July to September
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 90cm - 120cm (35" - 47")
Spread: 25cm - 30cm (10" - 12")
Seeds per pack: 25
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant



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Globe Thistle

Globe Thistle


Notes: Vibrant violet blue with globe shaped flowers on long stemmed silvery blue foliage. Very striking as a cut flower and holds its blue color amazingly well after drying. Grows in any soil as long as it is well drained. Deer resistant, drought tolerant and works well in wildflower garden or herbaceous border. Great addition to a Moon Garden.


Instructions: Sow 2 mm deep. Germination is 14 to 21 days.


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Crocosmia - Striking red flowers on gracefully arched stems that rise above sword shaped leaves. An absolute magnet for Hummingbirds. Crocosmia is a drought tolerant, deer resistant, corm forming plant for beds, borders and under roof eaves.Great addition to any cut-flower garden.   Wallflower - Scented goddess. The perfect border plant that is great in beds. This early, lengthy bloomer provides masses of sweetly scented flowers in marbled  and solid colours. Plant in a sunny, open position in well drained fertile soil. Cut back after blooming leaving  only a few leaves on each stem. Spectacular cut-flower. The incredible aroma easily fills a room. Very easy to grow and deer resistant. Great early Spring scent and colour. Will bloom early as  February in warm climates.   Echinacea - A bouquet sweet scent fills a room and the birds love the seed heads in the winter garden. Echinacea is reputed to increase the bodies resistance to infection and colds. Scented, deer resistant, drought tolerant and attracts beneficial insects. Striking purple daisy-like flowers with orange and golden brown central cones.  A very frost hardy plant that likes full sun and fertile soil and will provide abundant cut-flowers once established.
Crocosmia   Wallflower   Echinacea
(crocosmia aure)   (Erysimum cheiri )   (Echinacea purpurea)

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