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Eryngium tripartitum

Sea holly

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.6m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.35m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Eryngium tripartitum (Sea holly). This is a rosette clump of deciduous perennial herb. It will bear narrowly oval, lobed and toothed grey green leaves. The flowers are produced in umbels of spiked blue purple flowers that will appear in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, N.Africa, Asia & S. America

Interest and use

Mixed borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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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