Giant Globe Thistle Asteraceae:
The flower heads are round and easily twice as large as normal Echinops. At six feet tall Echinops bannaticus 'The Giant' is also taller. Deer resistant plants with mildly prickly foliage. Full sun. Some self seeding can occur. Great for cut flowers and for the bees and butterflies. Large seeds are easy to sow, and seedlings are large. Do not over water.
Germination in less than two weeks at 70F, if no germination move for 3 weeks to 32-39F then back to 70F.