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Sea holly 'Big Blue'

Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'

Eryngium 'Big Blue'

This deciduous perennial is clump forming an has an upright habit. It produces spiky, deeply divided, silvery grey-green leaves in spring followed by stiff, branched stems in summer which produce cone-shaped, blue flowerheads surrounded by prominent, spiny, silvery-blue bracts.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

generally not harvested but flowers can be taken for floral arrangements.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take root cuttings.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand, Chalk, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Apiaceae
Flower colour
Blue
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer from Foot & root rot and powdery mildews and be attacked by Leaf & bud eelworms.

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