Globe Thistle (Echinops setifer)

Perennial
E. sphaerocephalus. non L.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Globe Thistle
Echinops setifer
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The root is anthelmintic, galactogogue, skin[178]. It has a weak antitumour action[279]. It is used in Korea as an emmenagogue and antidote[279].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[105, 177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in a cold frame[111]. The seed usually germinates in 3 – 9 weeks at 25¡c[175]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. The seed can also be sown in an outdoor seedbed in mid spring and is then planted out into its permanent position in late summer or the autumn[111]. Division in autumn[111]. Root cuttings in the winter[200].
Succeeds in a sunny position in any well drained soil of low or medium fertility[1, 200]. Tolerates partial shade[111]. Established plants are drought tolerant[190].
E. Asia – China, Japan, Korea.

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