southern globe thistle
Southern globe thistle's spherical flowers of saturated indigo are highly attractive to butterflies and bees at the height of summer. The basal leaves on this clump forming perennial are bold and deeply dissected – up to 9" long – with a gray green hue. It grows best in hot, sunny locations where the soil is poor.
Colors & Combos
Culture NotesPlant globe thistle in full sun and soil that is very well draining; infertile, sandy, or dry soils are best. Drought tolerant once established or water occasionally.
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Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8
Flower Color: violet
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: drought tolerant or occasional watering