Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'
globe thistle 'Arctic Glow'
'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
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Echinops can be annuals, biennials or perennials with simple or pinnately lobed, spiny leaves and spherical blue or whitish flower-heads
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How to grow
A hot position with full sun in well-drained soil is best but tolerant of almost any soil or situation except deep shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut down winter damaged stems to the base in early spring
Susceptible to aphids
Generally trouble free
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