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Eryngium × zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold’
Eryngium × zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold’
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Eryngium × zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold’

Sea Holly

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.205.180

Sea Holly features open umbels of blue prickly flowers, which are a favourite for cutting, fresh or dried. This superb selection is the first all-gold leaved Sea Holly offering a stunning colour combination. Bright golden leaves and bracts contrast greatly with the steel blue stems and flower heads. Leaves emerge bright yellow, fade to chartreuse and then age to a lovely gold and green combination. The long lasting, deep periwinkle blue flowers are surrounded by bracts that are graduated from silver to gold and then soft lavender. A versatile plant, fitting well into the sunny border but also terrific in pots or tubs. Bred by Neil Alcock in the UK and introduced by Plants for Europe. USPP#27092: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Eryngium × zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold’

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
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate