Sea holly

Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (PBR)

Sea holly - Eryngium × zabelii  'Jos Eijking' (PBR)

Common Name: Sea holly
Genus: Eryngium
Species: × zabelii
Cultivar: 'Jos Eijking' (PBR)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, A good architectural plant, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Grey
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

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

This delightful Sea Holly has long lasting bright metallic-blue flowers that arrive in mid to late summer and usually last well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape so are best in uncrowded borders where they can really stand out on their own. Honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny wildlife-friendly garden.

  • 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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