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Echinops sphaerocephalus ‘Arctic Glow’


Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow' has spiny grey-green leaves and intriguing, spherical, white flower heads in summer.

Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow' has spiny grey-green leaves and intriguing, spherical, silver-grey flower heads of white flowers on branched grey to reddish stems in mid to late summer. The flowers begin to open at the top of the sphere gradually opening until the entire inflorescence is in bloom. The bees and butterflies will go mad for them! Provide consistent moisture. Can re-seed lightly in the garden.

Common Name: Great Globe Thistle

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Low mountains of central and southern Japan. Mountain slopes in China. Open grassy areas in Korea.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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