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Eryngium Planum 'blue hobbit' - 9cm black pot

Eryngium Planum 'blue hobbit' - 9cm black pot

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Plant name: Eryngium Planum 'blue hobbit'

Other names: Blue eryngo, sea holly

Category: Compact perennial

Plant familyApiaceae

Light preference: Full sun

Soil preference: Loam, sand, chalk; acid, alkaline, neutral; well-drained

Size:

  • 0.1-0.5 metres height
  • 0.1-0.5 metres spread

Flowering month: July - Aug

Description:

Eryngiums make a striking addition to dry, sunny borders and gravel gardens. They have thistle-like flowers, made up of tiny flowers packed together in a tight cluster, surrounded by a ruff of spiny bracts. The flowerheads last well when cut and can also be dried.

Care:

For best results grow Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ in free-draining soil, in a sunny position. Protect from excessive winter wet.