Globe Thistle, originating from Europe and West Asia, is a well-behaved perennial for the border, despite its name. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of thistly-looking, grey-green leaves, bearing stems of ball-shaped flowers through the summer. This selection features large, rounded white flowers that contrast beautifully with the sturdy, reddish stems and silvery-green leaves. Excellent for cutting fresh or drying. Attractive to butterflies.