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Blue globe thistles produce vibrant blue, ball-like flowers that are sure to catch the eye of any passerby. This hardy perennial is non-invasive and attracts bees and butterflies to your garden. The Globe Thistle is an excellent choice for cut or dried flowers. Packet contains ~ seeds.


  • Perennial hardy to zone 3
  • flowers in second year
  • full sun
  • drought-tolerant
  • mature height 3-4 ft (90-120 cm)
  • blooms early to late summer

Globe Thistle - Blue Seeds

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  • Globe thistle can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost date, and can also be direct-seeded in the fall.

    Seeds should be cold stratified to improve germination. Place seeds in a moist paper towel inside a plastic bag or container. Keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks prior to seeding. Cold stratification is not required for seeds planted in the fall.

    Press seeds into soil and cover lightly, light aids in germination. Keep moist until germination in ~14-21 days (may be longer with cooler temperatures). 

    Transplant after your last frost date into a full sun location, with plants 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart.

  • Echinops bannaticus

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