Globe thistle is part of the Echinops genus and its scientific name is Echinops ritro.
This plant is resistant to deer, and attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects and pollinators to the garden.
This plant self-seeds freely, to prevent this deadhead immediately after the flowers are spent. This will also encourage a second flush of blooming.
It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Globe thistle is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric) with a erect habit. Expect blooming to occur in late summer.
Doesn’t care to be transplanted or divided, so after its planted, leave alone as much as possible.
Globe thistle is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Is a good choice of plant for xeriscaping, or for a garden that gets medium amounts of water.
See our list of companion Plants for Globe thistle to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Globe thistle plants:
Small globe thistle, Common globe thistle, Blue globe thistle
Echinops bannaticus, Echinops exaltatus