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Star Frost Echinops

Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost'
SKU: HC017445
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost' (Globe Thistle) is an eye-popping beauty in frosty white with spherical flowers on sturdy stems. Rising from thistle-like deep green leaves with silvery undersides, ‘Star Frost’ will bloom from mid-summer to early fall. Plant them in a sweep for dramatic effect. At 3-4 feet tall they are just right for a perennial bed, cutting garden, or pollinator garden - bees and butterflies love them too.
key features
Botanical Name
Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to fall


36-48” tall x 18-24” wide. Find superpower with Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost' (Globe Thistle). Your perennial bed will wake up with the lovely contrast created by these easy-care amazing flowers. Lavender and colorful Salvia are beautifully contrasted by the unusual texture and silvery-white spheres of ‘Star Frost’. Not fussy about soil type, it just needs good drainage and a sunny spot for best performance. Requiring water while it’s growing, it is drought tolerant the rest of the year. Pollinators love this plant - and don’t forget cut flowers! Fresh or dried they are lovely additions to the flower vase. For dried flowers, cut them before they open and dry upside down. For fresh flowers, harvest when blossoms are halfway open. Be sure to leave some standing for birds and winter interest. Fun fact: The name Echinops comes from two Greek words meaning ‘hedgehog appearance.’

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