Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost' produces thistle-like, golf ball-sized spheres of white that float above the garden in summer.
Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost' produces thistle-like, golf ball-sized spheres of white that float above the garden in summer on stems to about three feet tall and more compact than the species. The foliage is spiny and grey-green with grey undersides. Globe thistle is a bee magnet.
Common Name: Globe Thistle
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Low mountains of central and southern Japan. Mountain slopes in China. Open grassy areas in Korea.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.