Arctic Glow Globe Thistle
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Echinpos spaerocephalus. Exremely attractive to bees, butterflies and birds, this is a carefree and easy to grow perennial that every garden should have. A large, impressive thistle-like clump produces big, ball-shaped flower heads. What we love about Arctic Glow is that the flower heads turn a showy white and are held atop unusual red stems. Height 31-35". No. 1 root.
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Planting Roots General Info:
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Planting Globe Thistle:
Choose a full sun, well drained area. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly. Space 24 to 36 " apart.
Remove globe thistle flowers when they fade to prevent excessive reseeding. Can be divided in early spring by carefully splitting a few offsets of the base of the established clump.