Button eryngo

Eryngium yuccifolium

Button eryngo - Eryngium yuccifolium

Common Name: Button eryngo
Genus: Eryngium
Species: yuccifolium

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Cream, Grey, White
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

An evergreen eryngo which forms a clump of bluish-green strap-shaped leaves that have a serrated and spiny edge. In mid summer and autumn upright branching flowerspikes emerge bearing rounded or oval shaped flower clusters which turn shades of greyish-blue, cream or green as they open. A variable plant which originates from the Eastern States of the US it is tolerant of poor soil and drought once established.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large colonies in spring. Avoid the temptation to cut back the flowerheads in autumn as they provide interest in the winter garden.

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