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Eryngium bourgatti 'Picos Amethyst'

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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Plant details

The amethyst-blue flowers of this eryngium open on top of sturdy, upright stems in early and midsummer, gradually turning darker blue. It requires free-draining ground and a sunny position. Like all eryngiums, the tiny flowers are packed together in a tight cluster, surrounded by a ruff of spiny bracts. Keep away from the edge of a border if children are present because the spines are very sharp. Excellent in gravel gardens and large herbaceous borders. The flowers last well when cut and can also be dried.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Eryngium

Species: bourgatti

Cultivar: Picos Amethyst

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: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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