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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)
  • Full sun - protect from winter wet.
  • 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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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30-40cm (12-16in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  25cm (10in)
 

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