Echinops spinosissimus

Echinops spinosissimus

Echinops spinosissimus is a perennial herbaceous plant growing to 80 cm height. It is a spiny species with branched and hairy stem. The leaves are sessile, alternate and covered with white short hair. The greenish-blue inflorescence is spherical and contains many white to blue flowers. The fruit is an achene with stiff hairs.


Common NameViscous globe- thistle
Botanical nameEchinops spinosissimus
Life CyclePerennial
FoliageTell us
Basic ColourGreenish-blue, White
Height30 -> 80 cm
HabitatFields and rocky lands
Altitude1600 m
Bloom TimeApril -> July
Plant TypeHerb
Fruit TypeAchene
different tolerancesDrought resistant
Used PartsTell us
Plant UsesGum
Active substancesSesquiterpenoid
USDA Zone6 (-23), 7 (-17),
8 (-12), 9 (-7)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAcidic, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Stony, Rocky
Propagationby seeds, by Cuttings,
by division, Self sows
GerminationTell us
Pests/ DiseasesTell us

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