Zones: 4 to 8
Bloom Time: Summer
I love blue!
All of the rooms in my house have blue in them somewhere. So it only makes sense to have blue flowers in my cutting garden.
Globe Thistle has intensely blue, globe-shaped flowers with dark green foliage which will be the perfect addition to my cut flower arrangements.
It can be a little tricky to get going, but once it does, it’s low maintenance, drought resistant and has blooms that can last more than 4 weeks.
Just make sure to plant it where you want it. It has a large tap root so it’s very difficult to move successfully once it’s established.
This perennial also attracts butterflies, and the somewhat prickly foliage resists deer and rabbits (which is a good thing in my yard).