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Eryngium bourgatii

Sea holly

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  • Eryngium bourgatii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Eryngium bourgatii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.3m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourSilver dark green

Description

Eryngium bourgatii (Sea holly). A herbaceous perennial from Spain with basal leathery, grey-green and silver veined leaves. Umbels of flower spikes rise up to 75cm and bear profuse blue-purple flowers surrounded by silvery spiny bracts. ‘Othello’ is a compact form producing shorter flowers on strong, thick stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Spain

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterDry

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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