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ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Blue'
Commonly known as Eryngo, Sea holly
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Deciduous - dark green marbled foliage, basal leaves to 7cm (3in) long appears before the flowers
Height - 50cm (20in)
Spread - 30cm (12in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming, taprooted herbaceous perennial. Branching stems carry flowers in cylindrical umbels 1-3cm (½-1¼in) long surrounded by deeply-cut, deep blue bracts to 6cm (2½in) long.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sun - protect from winter wet.
Additional Features - Good to know - - thistle-like plant ideal for a gravel bed. Wildlife plant - butterflies.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails, powdery mildew. root rot
Place of origin - Spain (Pyrenees)
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil -
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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