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Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’


Sea Holly

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.205.060


Sea Holly features open umbels of steel-blue prickly flowers, which are a favourite for cutting, fresh or dried. This superb selection features large bristly flowers on strong stems, in a rich metallic blue shade. A versatile plant, fitting well into the sunny border. Tolerant of hot, dry sites once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. For dried use, cut stems just as the first few flowers in each umbel are almost fully opened: hang upside down in a dark, warm room to dry. Divide plants in spring every 3 to 4 years.

Further details for
Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   70-80 cm
   27-31 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’


Sea Holly

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.205.060


Sea Holly features open umbels of steel-blue prickly flowers, which are a favourite for cutting, fresh or dried. This superb selection features large bristly flowers on strong stems, in a rich metallic blue shade. A versatile plant, fitting well into the sunny border. Tolerant of hot, dry sites once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. For dried use, cut stems just as the first few flowers in each umbel are almost fully opened: hang upside down in a dark, warm room to dry. Divide plants in spring every 3 to 4 years.

Further details for
Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   70-80 cm
   27-31 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.