Echinops Bannaticus - Star Frost

    Echinops Bannaticus - Star Frost


    Echinops bannaticus Star Frost, also known as Globe Thistle, is a stunning herbaceous perennial that produces large and striking flower heads. It is native to Europe and Asia, and is a member of the Asteraceae family.

    The plant is characterized by its sturdy, upright stems that can reach a height of up to 3 feet, with a spread of up to 2 feet. The flower heads are large and globe-shaped, with a diameter of approximately 2 inches. They are composed of numerous small, star-shaped, icy-white flowers that appear in mid-summer and bloom for several weeks. The foliage of the plant is a luscious green color, and adds to its overall beauty.

    Echinops bannaticus Star Frost is a hardy plant that is easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners. It prefers full sun to partial shade, and well-drained soil that is not too wet or too dry. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. Once established, the plant is drought-tolerant, and requires minimal watering.

    Globe Thistle is a great choice for gardeners who are looking for a low-maintenance and long-lasting plant. The flowers of the plant are attractive to bees and butterflies, making it a great addition to pollinator gardens. The dried flowers also make great cut flowers, and can be used in flower arrangements and crafts.

    Overall, Echinops bannaticus Star Frost is a stunning and unique plant that is sure to add charm and beauty to any garden or landscape. Its large, striking flower heads, long blooming period, low-maintenance nature, and versatility make it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.


    Height 90cm
    Width 80cm
    Bloom Time July-September
    Zone 2