Approximately 60 Seeds
Ever popular for their globes of blue flowers that attract hoards of insects, globe thistles bring a natural look to the garden. This handsome blue variety is ideal for the middle or back of a sunny, well-drained border. It makes a particularly good cut or dried flower.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: August to September
SOW UNDER COVER/PLANT INDOORS: August to November or February to May
SOW DIRECT/PLANT OUTDOORS: May
CARE TIPS: Deadhead to prevent self-seeding. Cut down to the ground after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. They prefers well drained poor soils.
Place 2mm deep and 3cm apart as they require plenty of space. Sow into moist well-drained compost, choosing a seed tray or root trainer which is quite deep.