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botanical name:
Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'
Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Globe Thistle
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: maroon
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
description:
Prickly, deeply cut greyish-green leaves and grey-white round flower heads on dark maroon stems in late summer.

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

usage:
Attractive to bees and butterflies.

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