Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Blue Glow Globe Thistle

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

The plant forms a bushy upright mound of thistly looking grey-green leaves, bearing stems of ball-shaped steel-blue flowers from mid to late summer. Excellent for cutting fresh or drying. Attractive to butterflies.

More About Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

  • intense blue colored globe-shaped flower
  • This is a tap rooted plant that is difficult to divide or transplant.

A member of the Aster family, Echinops is a clumping perennial that is very easy to grow but not invasive. Beginning in early summer, intense blue spheres measuring 1.5" across appear on tall, unbranched stems. Bumblebees and nocturnal moths delight in their sweet nectar. 

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3-4 ft


1-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow' Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Cottage Garden
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Flower Color

  • Blue


  • Clumping
  • Mounding