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Eryngium campestre

Field eryngo

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Eryngium campestre (Field eryngo). A glaucous perennial growing to 60cm tall. The basal leaves grow up to 20cms, are triangular-ovate in outline, leathery and spiny-serrate.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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

Propagation

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

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