ERYNGIUM variifolium

Commonly known as Eryngo, Variable-leaved sea holly

Evergreen marbled leaves with silver blue thistles. Grows up to 2 feet
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Ovate, toothed, spiny, dark-green leaves 5cm (2in) long, heart-shaped at the base.
  • Blue
    Silver blue
  • Height
    30-40cm (12-16in)
  • Spread
    25cm (10in)
  • 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 perennial. Flowers 3cm (1¼in) long with sharply- pointed silver-white bracts to 4cm (1½in) 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)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
    Protect from winter wet.

ERYNGIUM variifolium

 
  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Vulnerable
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    root rot, slugs, snails, powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    Morocco
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
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Dec
30-40cm (12-16in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  25cm (10in)
 

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