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Common Name

ECHINOPS bannaticus Taplow Blue

Globe Thistle. A strong robust form of this handsome plant. Spherical blue flower heads on tall silvery stems. Young head are neat and prickly and mature into balls resembling masses of tiny blue stars. Truly wonderful. Adored by bees. Flowers July-August. Ht 100cm Sp 40cm. Full sun and well drained soil.


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Plant Details: ECHINOPS bannaticus Taplow Blue


Species: bannaticus

Variety: Taplow Blue

Common name: Globe Thistle

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: C. Europe

Flower colour: Blue

Flower month: Jun, Jul, Aug

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Grey

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 80

Spread: 40

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Showy

Flower style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Grey

Seed month: Sep, Oct, Nov

Seed colour: Silver

Self: NO

Container: None

Naturalising: YES

Winter grow conditions: O

Compost: P

Year of introduction: YES

Web rating: Woottens rating under evaluation

Special uses: Butterflies, Bees, Marine

Pot Size: 1.3 litre

Mail Order Details

​We aim to dispatch our container grown stock within 5-7 working days & 7-10 working days’ for bareroot stock. However there may be a delay on certain plants due to regular changes in availability and plant quality. We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.

We advise you contact the nursery regarding availability should you have any concerns. Or Click Here to find out more about our mail order plants.

Collections – For container grown stock we need 4 workings days’ notice before collection & 10 days’ for bareroot stock. You can collect from the nursery on a Wednesday between 9am-4pm or a Saturday between 9am-12noon or on one of our open weekends.

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