How to grow Globe thistle

Globe thistle grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Echinops also known as Globethistle, Globe thistle perennial deciduous in the summer leaf stalk edible but mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11.

Leaves color green leaves oval the edge of the leaf serrated and looks like mouth with teeth; the part of the leaf that edible is the stem of the leaf.

Globe thistle flower

Flower color blue, purple or white small flowers that grow in inflorescence in pompon shape

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How to grow Globe thistle growing and care:

Well-drained soil, dry season,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems

Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Pompon shape color can be: blue, purple or white, flowers small grow in inflorescence

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Autumn / Winter / Spring

How to harvest the leaves?
Young fully grown take the leaf stalk from the ground

Information about Gunnera leaves:
Leaf stalk it’s the edible part, the leaf serrated and looks like mouth with teeth

Uses of Globe thistle leaves:
Cooked, salad

Scientific name:


How to grow Globe thistle

Growing Globe thistle

Globe thistle


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8

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