Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'
(Globe thistle). An excellent border plant forming mounds of silvery green thistle-like foliage. Upright, branched flower stems appear in summer, carrying balls of starry, silvery white flowers, which contrast well with the dark red hairs on the flower stems. Excellent for butterflies, and using as a cut flower. Tolerant of most soils and copes well with drought once established. Full sun. 90cm x 60cm. 1 litre pot.