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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
  • 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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