Prostrate clumps of arrow-shaped, dark green, leathery leaves with light green veins. The bluish flowers are held in thimble-like heads that sit on intricately spiky bracts that are green with white veins. This species hails from the African and European western Mediterranean.
Common Name: Sea Holly
Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-8
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Open areas, matorral and degraded pastures on dry soils from 200-900 metres in North Africa, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily and the Iberian Peninsula.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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