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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.

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ERYNGIUM agavifolium

ERYNGIUM agavifolium

Eryngo, Sea holly

grows up to 6 feet with tall thistle-like flowering heads

 
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ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'

ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'

Eryngo, Sea holly

purple-amethyst coloured flowers, very striking

 
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ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Blue'

ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Blue'

Eryngo, Sea holly

a new introduction with darker and larger blue flowers on robust stems

 
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ERYNGIUM giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

ERYNGIUM giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

Eryngo, Giant sea holly

grows up to 3 feet with silvery white flower heads. Will self seed readily.

 
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ERYNGIUM 'Lapis Blue'

ERYNGIUM 'Lapis Blue'

Eryngo, Sea holly

large steely-blue prickly flowers which age to dark blue over silver-grey foliage

 
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ERYNGIUM planum

ERYNGIUM planum

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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ERYNGIUM planum 'Jade Frost'

ERYNGIUM planum 'Jade Frost'

Eryngo, Sea holly

grey-green leaves edged creamy-white and developing pink tones. The foliage contrasts effectively with rich violet-blue flower clusters

 
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ERYNGIUM x tripartitum

ERYNGIUM x tripartitum

Sea holly , Tripartite eryngo

small deep blue thistle flowers

 
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ERYNGIUM variifolium

ERYNGIUM variifolium

Eryngo, Variable-leaved sea holly

evergreen marbled leaves with silver blue thistles. Grows up to 2 feet

 
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ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Jos Eijking'

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Jos Eijking'

Eryngo, Variable-leaved sea holly

grows to around 3 feet in height with intensely blue stems and flowers with a steely sheen

 
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ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Neptune's Gold'

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Neptune's Gold'

Eryngo, Variable-leaved sea holly

striking golden-yellow foliage and blue flowers

 
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