How to grow Globe thistle

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:

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 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:


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