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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")
Quantity: 25 Seeds
Price: $3.33
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 colour amazingly well after drying. Grows in any soil as long as it is well drained. Deer resistant, drought tolerant and works well in a wildflower garden or herbaceous border. Great addition to a Moon Garden.


Instructions: Sow 2 mm deep in early Spring. Can be started indoors 6 weeks before the last frost or in more temperate climates sowing them outdoors in the fall is recommended. Germination is 14 to 21 days.


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Prarie Mallow - Perfect for naturalizing in a moist landscapers and borders. Mallow enjoys full sun but will tolerate some shade in warmer climates. It's attractively divided, hairy foliage produces tall spikes of pink saucer shaped blooms, make it a useful cut-flower and filler. Keep soil moist to encourage stronger yield. You may also cut back after 1st flowering to encourage a second bloom period.   Angels Fishing Rod - These are elegant clump producing beauties, with showy, spiked grey-green leaves along gracefully arched stems, produce  asoft pink bell shaped flowers. Perfect for Pondside settings. These plant provides elegance to flower arrangements and landscapes alike.   Lychnus - This  perennial forms dense clumps of silver-green foliage and multi-branched, gray green stems, and produces pure white blooms for much of the summer. They are very drought tolerant, and are known to be deer resistant.
Prarie Mallow   Angels Fishing Rod   Lychnus
(Sidalcea malviflora)   (Dierama pulcherrimum)   (Lychnus coronaria)

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