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Eryngium bourgatii

Eryngium

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This clump-forming perennial makes a welcome addition to any border with it sconspicuously silver-veined dark green leaves. From mid to late summer the usual blooms appear. Silver bracts, surrounded by a spiky collar, are produced on blue branching stems. It grows well in poor, well-drained soil in full sun. Protect plants from winter wet. To use the blooms for dried flower arrangements, cut the flowers before they are fully open.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Eryngium

Species: bourgatii

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: July to August


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