Re: [gardeners] Re:Globe thistle

Lon J. Rombough (
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 21:33:27 -0700

The color of the Sea Holly I have is an awfully nice blue.  Otherwise, the
closest thing I've seen to pure blue is in something like Delphinium.
>From: Bargyla Rateaver <>
>Subject: Re: [gardeners] Re:Globe thistle
>Date: Wed, Jul 25, 2001, 11:30 AM

>how do I get something for the garden that is really, really, really truly blue,
>like the sky, without any lavendar in it.
>"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:
>> I just acquired a plant of sea holly, which sounds exactly like what you are
>> calling globe thistle.  As it blooms, the whole head and stem is turning an
>> electric blue.  Sorry, I don't have the Latin name handy.
>> -Lon Rombough
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>> >From:
>> >To:
>> >Subject: Re: [gardeners] Re:Globe thistle
>> >Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2001, 4:01 PM
>> >
>> >I agree that the blue of the globe thistle you are talking about is
>> >beautiful. I have two in my perennial bed. They are not like the wild ones at
>> >all. In my perennial bed they are not invasive or reseed like many
>> >perennials. Mine are only about 24 inches +. Mine are just now appearing blue
>> >and my daylillies are about gone.
>> >
>Bargyla Rateaver