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Eryngium agavifolium


Eryngium agavifolium is a tough, evergreen plant with cool looking leaves like an agave!

Eryngium agavifolium is a distinctive South American sea holly with apple green, serrated, elongated leaves rising from a central rosette that taken together resemble a century plant or Agave. In late summer the rosette produces a stem two to four feet tall with clusters of egg shaped inflorescences of white flowers. The flowering stems turn dark brown with age and give good winter interest.

Common Name: Agave-Leaf Sea Holly

Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open areas, steppes/dry forests (usually calcareous soil).

Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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