Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost

Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost

Regular price$16.00
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perfect for pollinators


Echinops bannaticus is, in fact, a well-behaved Globe Thistle which adds textural interest to a sunny border planting. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of thistly-looking leaves, with stems bearing ball-shaped spiky silvery-white flowers throughout the summer months. The flowers are excellent for both cutting or drying. 

The leaves are deep green on the upper side and a beautiful grey-green on the underside.  Attractive to butterflies and bees this Globe Thistle is easily divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. Plants can be cut back in late Autumn or be left for winter interest. Grow in an area that does not get too wet.  We have found that growing this plant in gravel has meant that it has thrived as you will see from the photos.  In other areas of the garden, we make sure that we add in a few handfuls of reasonably course gravel in order to help with the drainage.  This is a great choice of plant for mid to back of the border.  Bees and butterflies adore this plant and we have watched as the bees circumnavigate the flower heads getting the pollen.


Height to 90-100cm x 80cm wide

Perennial | Hardy 

Plant size: 1 litres

We have updated our shipping rates:

Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.

  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum

Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.

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