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Eryngium agavifolium

Sea holly

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy deep green

Description

Eryngium agavifolium (Sea holly). This is a tall, clump-forming perennial native to Argentina. Has narrow, spiny, rich green leaves and greenish-white thistle heads borne on branched stems in summer. It grows to a height of about 2m with a spread of about 65cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Argentina

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, foliage and habit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy. Grow in sun with fertile well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate species from fresh seed; selected forms by root cuttings in winter or by division in spring.

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