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The purple flowers of Eryngium varifolium open on top of sturdy, upright stems from July to September. The plant 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. The long, sliver bracts of Eryngium varifolium looks wonderful in gravel gardens and large herbaceous borders. The small flowerheads last well when cut and can also be dried.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to October
Time to divide plants: March to March
Flowering period: July to September
The feature on the Sea Holly is good, I have tried for 2 year now to grow it from seed with no success at all, which is a bit worrying as I am having a lot of success with everything else although I am only learning and new to all this. So I am really disappointed that It didn't grow again, any suggestions for me. I'm determined to get it to grow.
Hope you can help me
This plant is superb it is a fabulous bee loving plant that is coverd in them all day.
Buy a young plant from a nursery (not Garden Centre exspensive) You will be surprised how quickly it will spread
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