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botanical name:
Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'
Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Globe Thistle
synonyms:  Echinops humilis 'Taplow Blue'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.80m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Erect habit, wiry stems carry thistle-like, rounded blue flower heads above the hairy, greyish-green foliage. Vigorous grower.

Thrives best in well-drained, fairly poor soil, in full sun but will grow in most soils and tolerates part shade.

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