This Sea Holly is sure to attract attention! It combines large flowers, bold architecture, a long flowering season, and blue coloring that extends from the flowers to the stems and even tints the foliage. Best in well-drained soil, and the sunnier the site, the bluer the plant. PP 11,088
This highly distinctive genus offers shapes and shades unlike anything else, and valued for that reason. From low rosettes, Eryngiums send up branching stems crowned with domed flower heads in shades of blue. The stiff and spiny leaves that lie below are likewise colored, as are the stems. Most species thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.
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Talk about exceeding expectations! The unique blue color is a fantastic contrast for the late summer garden in the mountains. In June -- earlier elsewhere I'm sure-- the beautifully shaped green foliage stands at attention as other plants fill in. Excellent with echinacia, sedum, and phlox in the herbaceous border. Drought tolerant. It will self seed, which for me is a plus, and the volunteers are not difficult to pull out if you get them when they first appear. Left to dry into the winter, the seeds are an attractive treat to birds. They are prickly as time goes on, which is a plus or minus, depending on why and where you plant them.
Latin Name Pronunciation: er-in'gee-um
Grow Eryngium in average, well-drained soil—thrives in sandy soil. Sea Holly tolerates drought and salt spray.