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Plant of the Week 08/28/2020

Blue Glow Echinops

Echinops bannaticus Blue Glow

Zones 3-8

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.

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