Blue Glow Echinops
Echinops bannaticus Blue Glow
Round, spikey purple flowers add beautiful color and texture against the deep green, thistle like foliage. The flowers are full of nectar which will attract both bees and butterflies.
Plant in full sun and water regularly until established. Deer, rabbit and drought resistant. Can reach 4' tall and 18" wide. Tolerates a wide variety of soils. Blooms mid-summer for several weeks. Dead head for best blooming but you can also leave spent flowers for fall interest.