Echinops 'Star Frost'
A dramatic vertical accent plant, producing pure-white globes that sit atop their sturdy flower stems, like whorls of fireworks against the garden backdrop. Holly-like dark green leaves with grey undersides provide foliage colour too, ensuring this tough summer border star has a place in most gardens.
Hardy sun loving perennial, improve soil to a depth of at least 30cm before planting. Well-drained soil is essential, especially in areas with wet winter - if in doubt, plant in raised beds. Divide every 3-4 years to maintain healthy vigorous growth and prolific flowering. Prune back after flowering in late autumn.