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Eryngium bourgatii
Eryngium bourgatii
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Eryngium bourgatii

Mediterranean Sea Holly

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.205.130

Native to areas around the Mediterranean, this Sea Holly is a good choice for dry and sunny parts of the garden. It forms a low mound of unusual thistly-looking dark green leaves, heavily veined in silver. Taller stems appear in summer, holding branching heads of prickly blue flowers that are good for cutting or drying. Midsized, perfect for the border or in mixed containers.

Further details for
Eryngium bourgatii

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-50 cm
   18-20 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.