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Eryngium bromeliifolium

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy deep green

Description

Eryngium bromeliifolium (Eryngo). This species of evergreen perennial has a rosette form, the leaves are sword-shaped and grey-green. The flowers are produced in spikes of green-white bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Sea holly

Origin

Europe, N.Africa, Asia & S. America

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
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moist well-drained fertile soil.

Propagation

You will need to sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe, divide them in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs, snails and root rot.

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