Scientific Name: Echinops bannaticus Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:globe thistle Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Prickly, Tomentose, Glandular hairs, Elliptic, Ovate, Pinnately lobed, Spinose, Dentate, Incised
Flowers: Head (capitulum), (Floriferous), Blue, Purple, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Key ID Features:Leaves are heavily-lobed, spiney, toothy; flower is a bluish/purple 'globe'-shape.