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Globe thistle

Echinops

Description:

Common Name: Globe thistle The spiky leaves and bristly metallic blue flowers of this plant make it a great architectural plant for the back of a summer border. The spiny, cobwebbed leaves provide interest from spring until the blooms appear in late summer. It associates well with other tall striking late summer plants such as cardoon and echinacea or tall miscanthus grasses in an island bed. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

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Dr. Tarek Kapiel
Spotted by
Dr. Tarek Kapiel

Saudi Arabia

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 20, 2013

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