Echinops is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the daisy family. Asteraceae, commonly known as globe thistles.
They have spiny foliage and produce blue or white spherical flower heads.Their long stems are stiff and spiny, gray-green in color.
These spiny globe ball have a naturally blue hue and average 1 1/4″ in diameter.
They are native to Europe, east to central Asia, and south to the mountains of tropical Africa