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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It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. 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 a while before the plant shows itself.
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.