Blue-purple globe thistle flowers in bloom.

Globe Thistle

If you’re looking for a flower that is both beautiful and unique, then globe thistle is the perfect choice. These flowers are easy to care for, and can be grown in beds, as mass plantings, or in flower pots. They are available in various hues of blues, purples, and pinks. Keep reading to learn more about how to grow and care for globe thistle flowers, find cultivar selection advice, and learn about pests and diseases that can attack these ornamental allium plants. Happy gardening!

How to Grow and Care for Small Globe Thistle

A horizontal image of small globe thistle and coneflowers growing in the garden with shrubs in soft focus in the background.

Small globe thistle (Echinops ritro) features whimsical pom-pom flowers atop stems that grow to over three feet tall. Ideal as a background for smaller foreground plants, small globe thistle is a striking addition to the garden. Learn how to plant and grow this exceptional perennial in this guide. Read more now.