Globe Thistle

IMG_5469 Some fun facts: 1. Also knownn as Echinops (EK-i-nops) 2. Blooms in summer 3. Height: 2-4' 4. Prefers well-drained dry soil, tolerates drought. 5. Can be used in dried arrangements--cut before flowers are fully open.

We have globe thistle in our perennial bed next to our garden. IMG_5123

The leaves look like the thistle weed, but once it produces the flower, you can look beyond the thistle because the bloom is so neat.