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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinops (EK-in-ops) (Info)
Species: bannaticus (ban-AT-ee-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Glow

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive diawoods On Oct 10, 2009, diawoods from Aurora, CO wrote:

I have been very pleased with this plant in its second year in the Denver area. The flowers were a nice blue and this was one of the longest blooming plants in my garden. It takes no care--you don't even have to deadhead them as the flowers don't die. The plants get a nice size. The foliage is okay--I like the texture and contrast-- but you may want to plant a shorter plant in front to hide it.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Aurora, Colorado
Worcester, Massachusetts
Plainwell, Michigan
Florence, Mississippi
Enid, Oklahoma



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