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botanical name:
Echinops setifer
Echinops setifer © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Globe Thistle
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Clump forming perennial with spiny and hairy, divided, grey-green leaves. Rounded heads of pale greyish blue on erect stems in midsummer.

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

From seed or division of large clumps.

other notes:
Native to East Asia.

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