|A large group of low-maintenance, thistle-like perennials requiring only well-drained soil, sun and occasional water. Valued for their long-blooming flowers and striking, gray-woolly foliage, the blossoms also attract bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. Excellent cut and dried flowers. Start by division or seed. Give plenty of room to grow. Cut flowers for dying just before the florets open. Wear gloves to protect hands from prickly leaves.
An excellent form of this plant with round, purple-blue flowers.
Attributes - Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Fall
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 4 ft. to 5 ft.
Width: 2 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.