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E. bannaticus is a clump-forming perennial with upright, grey, woolly stems and spiny, hairy, grey-green divided leaves. Spherical blue-grey to blue flowerheads, up to 5cm across, are produced in mid- and late summer
'Arctic Glow' is a vigorous perennial with sturdy stems to 1m tall, with spiny, deeply divided leaves and globose white flower-heads borne in mid and late summer
E. ritro subsp. ruthenicus is an erect herbaceous perennial to 1m tall, with glossy, lobed, thistle-like leaves white beneath, and globose, bright blue flower-heads on long, white stems in late summer
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Echinops leaf miner is a small fly which develops as larvae that feed within the foliage of wild and cultivated globe thistle ( Echinops ) plants...Echinops leaf miner has at least two generations during the summer
...Echinops bannaticus Echinops ritro Echinops setifer Erica cinerea Erica erigena Erica vagans Erigeron spp and hybrids Eryngium alpina Eryngium giganteum
globe thistles (Echinops spp...
Echinops species globe thistle
Echinops (globe thistle) Valuable back-of-border plants with spherical blue blooms, good as cut flowers...
and (blue) Eucalyptus gunnii, Echinops ritro, Festuca glauca and Sedum
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