Echinops is a favourite genus of ours and we grow quite a lot of varieties in the garden. During late spring and summer ‘Star Frost’ has silvery white balls of flowers which are held well above the foliage mound. Echinops are tough plants if their few wants are catered for.
This variety may well have the bluest foliage of all the ornamental Euphorbias. At Lambley it has made a round shrub, some 50cm by 50cm, clothed in beautiful powder blue leaves and crowned during spring and summer with large chartreuse flower heads.
This is one of the best groundcovers for dry shade where it will make suckering 40 cm tall evergreen stems clothed in handsome blue-green foliage. During spring the whole is covered by heads of lime green flowers.