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Pale Globe Thistle

Echinops sphaerocephalus

Also known as

Glandular Globe-Thistle, Great Globe Thistle, Globe Thistle, Common Globe-Thistle

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.1m

1.5m

Min

80cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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ECHINOPS SPHAEROCEPHALUS - FONTANET - IB-239 (Card d'eriçó)
A photo of Pale Globe Thistle
A photo of Pale Globe Thistle

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.

Common problems with Pale Globe Thistle

How to propagate Pale Globe Thistle

Division

You can propagate by division or seed in the autumn.

Seed

Cuttings

Root cuttings in the winter.

Other uses of Pale Globe Thistle

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