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Scientific Name: Echinops bannaticus
Pronunciation: eh-KYE-nops ban-nah-TEE-kus
Common Name: globe thistle
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves are heavily-lobed, spiney, toothy; flower is a bluish/purple 'globe'-shape.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
globe thistle
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Prickly
Surfaces: Glandular hairs, Tomentose
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Colour in Fall: Bluish, Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Dentate, Incised, Pinnately lobed, Spinose

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Blue, Purple
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, ( Drought resistant )
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