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Eryngium planum ‘Jade Frost’


Eryngium 'Jade Frost' has gorgeous variegated green and white foliage blushed with pink in spring and then topped with true blue thistle-like thimbles in summer.

Eryngium planum 'Jade Frost' has green leaves with white to creamy white variegation that is pink in cool temperatures. Bees adore them. Sea Holly are intriguing members of the carrot family and garden favourites for their true blue thimble like inflorescences held above equally blue thistly bracts. The dried seed heads provide winter interest. A must have for those who love blue flowers and variegation.

Common Name: Sea Holly

Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour: Blue

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry soils in eastern Europe. Locally common in orchards and cultivated areas in Kashmir at 1700m. A weed of disturbed habitats at 500-1500m in Tibet.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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