Echinops Taplow Blue


Out of stock

SKU: echinops-taplow-blue Category:
Common Name: Globe Thistle
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H7
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
Tags: , ,

2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: July – August
  • Hardiness: H7
  • Eventual Height: 1 – 1.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.5 – 1m

Echinops Taplow Blue, also known as ‘Globe Thistle’, is a striking robust perennial plant that is known for its large, globe-shaped blue flowers that bloom in the Summer. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region and is a member of the Asteraceae family.

The plant boasts spiky, dark green foliage and is a great contrast to the blue flowers, making it a great option for adding texture to your garden. The plant can grow to a height of 1.5 metres and a width of 1 metre, making it a great option for the back of a border or as a focal point in a garden bed.

Echinops Taplow Blue is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is also drought-tolerant, making it a great option for low-water gardens.  A lovely addition to beds and borders, cottage or wildlife gardens.

How to care for Echinops Taplow Blue

  1. Light: Prefers full sun. It can tolerate partial shade, but it will produce the most vibrant blooms in full sun.
  2. Water: This plant is drought-tolerant, but it still prefers consistently moist soil. Be sure to water it regularly during the first growing season after planting, and during extended periods of drought.
  3. Soil: It is adaptable and can thrive in a variety of soil types, but it prefers well-draining soil that is high in organic matter. It can tolerate a wide range of pH levels.
  4. Temperature: It is hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures down to < -20˚C.
  5. Fertiliser: Fertilising is not necessary, but you can feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser once a year.
  6. Pruning: Deadheading the spent flowers will encourage re blooming.
  7. Propagation: It can be propagated via seed or by dividing the roots.
  8. Cut Flowers: It makes a great cut flower, it’s long stem and blue globe shape flowers are perfect for arrangements.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Echinops Taplow Blue stays healthy and thrives in your garden or landscape