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Eryngium variifolium

Sea holly

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourVariegated white grey blue

Description

Eryngium variifolium (Sea holly). A rosette evergreen perennial clump from Morocco. Bears distinctive variegated white, grey green foliage in a clump. Has silver-blue 45cm tall stems and flowers. ideal for borders, foliage provides a year round interest.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Morocco

Interest and use

Mixed borders.

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Needs

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