street name: Blue Thistle
god-given name: Eryngium planum
colors available: Blue
meaning: pain, protection, and pride
seasonality: available year-round
cost: $8 – 10 per bunch
tips & tricks:
- Thistle is hearty and will last 10-12 days in a vase if cared for properly
- It drys extremely well so if you are looking to preserve it, you’re in luck!
- This is beautiful but very prickly! If you’re using it in bouquets, corsages, or crowns make sure it is cushioned by softer foliage.
- We love to use blue thistle as a filler in otherwise soft, delicate bouquets and arrangements