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Globe thistle Overview
Echinops is a genus of over 190 hardy perennials commonly called globe thistles. They are cultivated for their spherical, showy, spiky, white or blue flowerheads and spiky foliage. They originate from Europe, Asia and in regions of Tropical Africa and will produce good results even if planted in poor quality soil.
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How to propagate Globe thistle
Root cuttings are best taken in winter.
Divide in spring or autumn.
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Other uses of Globe thistle
Grown for their globe-like, spiky flower heads. Borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.