Globe Thistle have pretty silvery blossoms.
Other Names: Echinops, Pale Globe-thistle,
Globe-thistle, Arctic Globe Thistle, Great Globe
Descriptions: Globe thistle have prickly
spherical Large 1 1/2" - 2" globes born on grey
stems.blossoms, with grayish-green foliage.
Size: Globe Thistle grows from 2 to 4
Symbolism: Globe thistle symbolizes independence,
Grow Details: Globe Thistle are moderately
easy to grow, and have unique blossoms.
Soil Type: Best
in poor, sandy soils.
Soil PH: Prefers poor, alkaline
soils. PH 5.1 -6.0
Water: Drought Tolerant - Moderate
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Height: Globe Thistle grows from
2 to 4 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Blue Steel to Purple,
Red to Pink
Propagation: Propogate by division
in the spring or by seed.
Division/Transplants: Divide in the
Blooming Period: Late Summer to Early
Herbal Remedy Properties: Globe Thistle
is an anti-inflammatory and galactogogue. Globe
Thistle is used to treat breast abscesses with
inflammation, mastitis, and to help with lack
of milk in nursing mothers.
Native Area: Globe Thistle are native
to Europe east to central Asia and south to the
mountains of tropical Africa.
Other: Globe Thistle are great flowers