Globe thistle growing 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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Requirements for 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:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites
How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Pompon shape color can be: blue, purple or white, flowers small grow in inflorescence
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: