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Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue'

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Hardy perennial

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Eryngium bourgatti 'Picos Blue'

Plant details

Eryngiums make a striking addition to dry, sunny borders and gravel gardens. They have thistle-like flowers, made up of tiny flowers packed together in a tight cluster, surrounded by a ruff of spiny bracts. The flowerheads last well when cut and can also be dried. For best results grow eryngiums in free-draining soil, in a sunny position.

The spiny rosettes of Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' are a more intense blue than the species, and are slightly larger. It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border or gravel garden, and makes a wonderful cut flower, both in fresh and dried arrangements.

Grow Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' in poor, free-draining soil, ideally at the foot of a wall where the soil remains dry over winter.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Eryngium

Species: bourgatii

Cultivar: Picos Blue

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: July to August

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