Eryngium  (Sea Holly) -  Blue thistle like flowers, sometimes the blue is so intense it is hard to believe they are not dyed.

Eryngium varifolium

Attractive heads provide form and interest in the border. Eryngium planum (Sea Holly) via garden.ee: This herbaceous perennial thistle has branched silvery-blue stems and and numerous small blue conical flowerheads surrounded by spiky bracts.

This is Bull Thistle...  Who knew thistle came in so many colors?

"Backlit Bull Thistle by Jim Crotty" by Jim Crotty

at home with red: Still Life - Thistle Study

Thistle is in season soon, stunning in bouquets to give edge, geometrical power {Photo: at home with red: Still Life - Thistle Study}

GLOBE THISTLE part sun- partial shade. these.are prickly and weed=like often pulled out and confused with an invasive plant. Just get gumtree balls, spray paint blue, glue onto a skewer and call it good.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Echinops for buttonholes. GLOBE THISTLE part sun- partial shade.are prickly and weed=like often pulled out and confused with an invasive plant. Just get gumtree balls, spray paint blue, glue onto a skewer and call it good.

Greater Knapweed - Centaurea scabies is big and showy, like a cross between a cornflower and a thistle, with whiskery petals in a whorl. It is a valuable nectar source for insects and a favourite flower of butterflies, including the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary. It also has therapeutic properties, and was once used in skin ointments to heal wounds and infections. Centaurea scabiosa is a truly outstanding wild flower which outshines many cultivated plants.

Bring pollinators into your garden

Greater Knapweed - Centaurea scabies is big and showy, like a cross between a cornflower and a thistle, with whiskery petals in a whorl. It is a valuable nectar source for insects and a favourite flower of butterflies, including the Marbled White and Dark

Thistle Flowers

The thistle flowers are a popular symbol in different countries and cultures, maybe you need fresh ideas for your logo or to illustrate publications and projects about botany and flowers.

Globe thistle: Using architectural plants in your garden. I have this in my garden and it is very easy to divide. Does need support.

DISCOVER WHICH 7 COMMON FLOWERS YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER PLANTED

Globe thistle: Using architectural plants in your garden It can grow quite tall. The blue colour and globe form are lovely.

Thistle ear cuffs non pierced earring Sterling silver ear cuff men thistle jewelry clip earring long ear cuff silver Right Left Pair C-108

Thistle ear cuff, Flower and Ivy Leaf Sterling Silver earrings, earcuff clip jewelry, Right or Left by RingRingRing on Etsy - I want this!

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