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Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter'


If you love cool plants and blue flowers, sea hollies will give you what you need.

Small, egg-shaped clusters of blue flowers are subtended by blue bracts and blue stems. A great thistle-like plant for accent, texture and conversation! Great in hot, dry locations. This peculiar genus from the carrot family is widespread with its centre of diversity in South America with additional species in Europe and North America.

Common Name: Sea Holly

Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Blue

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

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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