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Eryngium planum ‘Jade Frost’ PBR

Variegated Sea Holly

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.6m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pale blue
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green, cream, pink

Description

Eryngium planum ‘Jade Frost’ PBR (Variegated Sea Holly). A Sea Holly with cream-edged glaucous foliage and white flowers which turn pale blue as they mature. The cream leaf margins turn pink in cold weather.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Cornwall

Interest and use

Grown for its handsome foliage and flowers, which attract butterflies and bees. Attractive seedheads.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Tolerates drought and maritime conditions.

Propagation

You can propagate species by seeds in the autumn, or selected forms by division in the spring or by root cuttings in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildews and root rot.

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