ERYNGIUM agavifolium

Commonly known as Eryngo, Sea holly

Grows up to 6 feet with tall thistle-like flowering heads
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Prominently-toothed, sword-shaped, deep-green basal leaves 40-75cm (16-30in) long.
  • Blue
    Pale blue
  • Height
    1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Rosette forming perennial. Flowers 5cm (2in) long with entire or spiny-toothed bracts.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

ERYNGIUM agavifolium

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    root rot, slugs, snails and powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    Argentina
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1-2m (3-6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  60cm (24in)
 

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