Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost
Puriri Lane | Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost

Echinops bannaticus | Star Frost

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Echinops bannaticus is, in fact, a well-behaved Globe Thistle which adds textural interest to a sunny border planting. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of thistly-looking leaves, with stems bearing ball-shaped spiky silvery-white flowers throughout the summer months. The flowers are excellent for both cutting or drying. 

The leaves are deep green on the upper side and a beautiful grey-green on the underside.  Attractive to butterflies and bees this Globe Thistle is easily divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. Plants can be cut back in late Autumn or be left for winter interest. Grow in an area that does not get too wet.  We have found that growing this plant in gravel has meant that it has thrived as you will see from the photos.  In other areas of the garden, we make sure that we add in a few handfuls of reasonably course gravel in order to help with the drainage.  This is a great choice of plant for mid to back of the border.  Bees and butterflies adore this plant and we have watched as the bees circumnavigate the flower heads getting the pollen.

Height to 90-100cm x 80cm wide

Perennial | Hardy 

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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