Pale Globe Thistle
Also known as
Glandular Globe-Thistle, Great Globe Thistle, Common Globe-Thistle, Globe thistle
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Pale Globe Thistle Overview
Herbaceous perennial species that grows to an average height of around 1m, with an upright, branching growth habit. It produces toothed and lobed green foliage with pointed tips, covered in white hairs and sticky on the upper surface, woolly underneath. Flowers are thistly, spherical and coloured white or blue-grey, borne on silvery-coloured, branching stems.
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How to propagate Pale Globe Thistle
You can propagate by division or seed in the autumn.
Root cuttings in the winter.
Other uses of Pale Globe Thistle
Grown for their globe-like, spiky flower heads. Borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.