February 8, 2023
Echinops bannaticus

Echinops bannaticus

Echinops bannaticus is from the Asteraceae family of plants. They also call it Echinops retro, Blue Globe Thistle, or Hungarian Globe Thistle. It is a clump-forming perennial with gray wooly stems. Echinops bannaticus is native to southeast Europe. Bannaticus refers to Banat, which is a region in Europe. This region is currently part of three countries. Romania, Serbia, and Hungary.

Echinops bannaticus
Echinops bannaticus

The greyish-green foliage is spiny and hairy. In mid or late summer, it produces globes of bluish-gray or violet flowers. The globes are about 5cm, in width.

How to grow Echinops bannaticus:

Grow Echinops bannaticus in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in poor and well-drained soil. Though it tolerates most types of soils. Propagate by seed or by division. To prevent self-seeding, deadhead the flowers. It is generally disease-free, but watch out for aphids.

Echinops bannaticus
Echinops bannaticus
Echinops bannaticus
Echinops bannaticus

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