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Globe Thistle
Select Item No. EO014

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1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006 - pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Southeast Europe, Turkey, Kasachstan: rocky slopes.
Special Features: Blue, spherical flower heads. Cut flower, also for dried bouquets. Drought tolerant.
Historical: Parkinson sang the praises of ECHINOPS in 1629 in Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris. John Evelyn later included a few species in Elysium Britannicum, a 17th century compendium of all good things to grow, under a listing for 'Flowering Plants for the Coronary Garden'.
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue blossom heads
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: pinnatifid, upper side dark green, hairy underside silvery
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / average
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Portion weight: 1.5 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 13.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
50 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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