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Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’


Sea Holly

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.205.210


Sea Holly features open umbels of prickly steel-blue flowers, which are a favourite for cutting, fresh or dried. This strain flowers reliably even in the first year, producing large open heads with exceptionally good blue colour. In time plants will spread to form a small patch. Easily divided in early spring. Tolerant of hot, dry sites, and soils high in salts. For drying, pick stems just as the flower clusters open fully, and hang upside down to dry in a warm, dark place. Attractive to butterflies. A 2007 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.

Further details for
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’

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
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
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 planum ‘Blue Glitter’


Sea Holly

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.205.210


Sea Holly features open umbels of prickly steel-blue flowers, which are a favourite for cutting, fresh or dried. This strain flowers reliably even in the first year, producing large open heads with exceptionally good blue colour. In time plants will spread to form a small patch. Easily divided in early spring. Tolerant of hot, dry sites, and soils high in salts. For drying, pick stems just as the flower clusters open fully, and hang upside down to dry in a warm, dark place. Attractive to butterflies. A 2007 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.

Further details for
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’

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
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
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.