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Eryngium alpinum

A glamorous, large-flowered sea-holly with sculpted heads in steely grey or rich royal blue. Hard to beat and loved by pollinators.
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50 seeds

1 x 9cm pot (200304-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200304-3)

1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October, the following year
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
alpinum
Common name
Sea holly
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Direct sow March-April and/or August-September. May need a warm-cold-warm cycle and may be slow to germinate, taking up to 80 days. Or sow in the autumn, in shallow pans in light soil under a cold frame.

Description

A glamorous, large-flowered sea-holly with sculpted heads in a steely grey or rich royal blue. Hard to beat and loved by pollinators.

Care Tips

Choose a spot with fairly dry, well-drained soil that is poor to moderately fertile. Full sun is essential as is protection from winter wet. This also grows well in pots.