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Eryngium (Sea Holly) x zabelii Big Blue


Exceptionally large heads of prickly lilac-blue flowers upon strong bright blue stems which contrast well against the silvery-green foliage.
A wonderful plant to add texture to your summer borders.
Stunning as cut or dried flowers. Rabbit resistant but attractive to bees and butterflies. Drought tolerant. Prefers well-drained soil in sun. Height & spread 60-80cm (24-32"). Fully hardy perennial. Supplied as young plants from June onwards.
Flower Colour
Blue, Lilac

Other
Bees and Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Ideal for Beginners, Pest Resistant

Hardiness
Fully hardy perennial

Category
Perennials

Delivery
June onwards

Flowering Time
Summer

Aspect
Full Sun

Spread
60-80cm (24-32)

Height
60-80cm (24-32)

Eryngium

Soil

Well drained

Position

Best in full sun

Cutting

Good for cutting

Flowering

June to August

Additional Information

Rabbit resistant. Protect from winter wet. Propagate in spring by division although they are slow to re-establish. Deadhead Eryngium during the autumn and encourage further flowering by pinching the ends. Fully hardy perennial. Bare roots take up to 6-8 weeks to appear after planting.

Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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