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Eryngium variifolium
Eryngium variifolium
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Eryngium variifolium

Marble-leaf Sea Holly

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.205.450

Sea Hollies are loved by flower arrangers, the fresh or dried flowers are both excellent for cutting. This unusual species has gorgeous green foliage marbled with white veins, remaining evergreen in mild winter regions. Flowers are in branching heads, white with spiny blue bracts. Compact enough to include in the rock garden, in the sunny border or in containers. Plants are very tolerant of hot, dry sites once established. Most Sea Hollies will also tolerate salt spray and harsh conditions.

Further details for
Eryngium variifolium

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.