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Echinops sphaerocephalus/Great Globe Thistle

Echinops sphaerocephalus / Echinops sphaerocephalus
Plant with young inflorescence in center
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Plant with young inflorescence in center

Plant reaches about 2-3 feet in heigth

Variegated leaf with spines on the margins

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Scientific Name: Echinops sphaerocephalus
Common Name: Great Globe Thistle
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
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Comments: sharply toothed, sharp-lobed pointed green leaf. Atop each stem is an almost perfectly spherical inflorescence up to 6 centimeters in diameter, packed with blue-gray disc florets.