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ERYNGIUM

Commonly known as Eryngo, Sea holly

Genus of 230 species annuals, biennials and deciduous and evergreen perennials, some very decorative.

Those from dry areas of Europe, northern Africa, Turkey, central Asia, China and Korea usually have tap roots. Those from wetter areas and marshy grassland in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and warm-temperate regions of North, Central and South America have fibrous roots.

Most have spiny leaves and thistle-like flowers. They are striking plants for naturalizing and can be dried for arrangements if flowers are cut before becoming fully open.

Many species have been used for food and medicine.

All attract bees and other insects.

UK native E. maritimus, Sea holly is found in sand dunes and on shingle sea shores. The roots used to be candied with sugar and orange flower water and used as an aphrodisiac.

Field eryngo, E. campestre, a native perennial of dry, grassy places is rare and found only in the south of England.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - and evergreen perennials.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - generally green-blue, thistle-like very decorative plants.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - some from dry, rocky and coastal areas - others from marshy regions. Excellent for dried arrangements. Many will naturalize. Wildlife plant - bees and butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - root rot, slugs, snails, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Europe, northern Africa, Turkey, central Asia, China, Korea.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of ERYNGIUM

ERYNGIUM agavifolium

ERYNGIUM agavifolium  >


Commonly known as: Eryngo, Sea holly.
Grows up to 6 feet with tall thistle-like flowering heads
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'

ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'  >


Commonly known as: Eryngo, Sea holly.
Purple-amethyst coloured flowers, very striking
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Blue'

ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Eryngo, Sea holly.
A new introduction with darker and larger blue flowers on robust stems
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ERYNGIUM giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'  AWARD

ERYNGIUM giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'  >


Commonly known as: Eryngo, Giant sea holly.
Grows up to 3 feet with silvery white flower heads. Will self seed readily.
Multibuy Any 3+ for £3.00 each
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Seeds £5.00 per packet
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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ERYNGIUM planum

ERYNGIUM planum  >


Commonly known as: Blue sea holly, Eryngo.
Clump-forming with light blue flowers and blue green bracts. A useful cut flower with 3 foot stems
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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ERYNGIUM planum 'Jade Frost'

ERYNGIUM planum 'Jade Frost'  >


Commonly known as: Eryngo, Sea holly .
Grey-green leaves edged creamy-white and developing pink tones. The foliage contrasts effectively with rich violet-blue flower clusters
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ERYNGIUM x tripartitum   AWARD

ERYNGIUM x tripartitum  >


Commonly known as: Sea holly , Tripartite eryngo.
Small deep blue thistle flowers
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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ERYNGIUM variifolium

ERYNGIUM variifolium  >


Commonly known as: Eryngo, Variable-leaved sea holly.
Evergreen marbled leaves with silver blue thistles. Grows up to 2 feet
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Neptune's Gold'

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Neptune's Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Eryngo, Variable-leaved sea holly.
Striking golden-yellow foliage and blue flowers
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

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