ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Neptune's Gold'

Commonly known as Eryngo, Variable-leaved sea holly

Striking golden-yellow foliage and blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Heart-shaped, spiny-toothed, basal leaves 8-12cm (3-5in) long. Stem leaves are deeply 3-lobed.
  • Blue
  • Height
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • 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, tap-rooted perennial. Produces spherical-cylindrical umbels 2-4cm (¾-1½in) across of long-lasting violet-blue flowers with rigid, spiny toothed green-tipped, blue bracts 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Neptune's Gold'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    E. alpinum x E. bourgatii. Wildlife plant - bees. Winner of best new product, Grower of the Year awards 2015
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails, root rot, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Neil Alcock, Seiont Nurseries, Caernarfon, N. Wales
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Protect from winter wet
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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