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Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost'

Globe thistle

Echinops bannaticus can be found growing wild in hot, dry and gravelly places from Central Europe to India. They are thistles but solitary and non-invasive. 

'Star Frost' is a refined cultivar developed for the cut flower market as the silvery white spheres just look so good in bouquets. 

In a border they exhibit a shorter habit than Echinops ritro with more pronounced branching and a profusion of golf-ball sized metallic white flowers. 

The foliage is a rich, healthy green that is grey and downy underneath. Bees, butterflies and all manner of insects swarm over the flowerheads which look quite magical in the dying days of summer. They become covered in fine gossamer that shimmers in warm orange sunsets. 

Easy to grow and adaptable, they grow almost anywhere except rich soil or wet sites.

£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae

Hardy perennial

H7

100cm 

60cm 

Rich green 

Steel blue 

Well drained, sand, clay, loam 

Full sun, partial shade 

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