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Echinops

Echinops spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Echinops 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.

Common problems with Echinops

How to propagate Echinops

Cuttings

Root cuttings are best taken in winter.

Division

Divide in spring or autumn.

Seed

Sow mid-spring.

Special features of Echinops

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Echinops

Grown for their globe-like, spiky flower heads. Borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.