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DeciduousDark green marbled foliage, basal leaves to 7cm (3in) long appears before the flowers
HerbaceousEarly 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 winterHardy 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 sunProtect from winter wet.
ERYNGIUM bourgatii 'Picos Blue'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowThistle-like plant ideal for a gravel bed. Wildlife plant - butterflies.Pests & Diseasesslugs, snails, powdery mildew. root rotPlace of originSpain (Pyrenees)
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
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