Eryngium zabelii Big Blue
Eryngium zabelii Big Blue
Sea Holly

Eryngium zabelii Big Blue

£15.00

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Features

notes

A good plant to add contrasting foliage interest to the front or middle of a sunny border, Eryngium Big Blue has teasel-like cones of steely-blue flowers – like thimbles – surrounded by a ruff of silvery blue spiny bracts.

Insights

An interesting accompaniment to grasses, the striking flowerheads of Eryngium zabelii Big Blue, add architectural interest to the winter border. This distinctive Alpine Sea Holly is a rosette-forming biennial, but self-seeds freely. It is a popular choice for flower arrangements, both fresh and dried.

Details

Flowers: March - May

Planting
  • All dry soil types
  • South, West or East aspect
  • Full sun
Care

Protect from winter waterlogging. Spikes can be sharp so plant away from walkways.