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Echinops Bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' (Globe Thistle)

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Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' (globe thistle)

Echinops Bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' (Globe Thistle)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: poor, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July and August Flower colour: bright blue
Other features: excellent cut-flowers
Hardiness: fully hardy
Spherical, bright blue flower-heads up to 5cm (2in) across in July and August and prickly, grey-green leaves. This gorgeous globe thistle is highly attractive to butterflies and bees. An eye-catching, yet undemanding perennial for the back of a herbaceous or mixed border, it's best planted in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.

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