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Eryngium Planum (Sea Holly)

Eryngium Planum (Sea Holly)

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A robust perennial forming a clump of rounded basal leaves; erect, branched stems bear deeply-lobed, blue-tinged, spiny leaves and small, blue, terminal flower-heads with narrow, spiny bracts 2.5cm long, in summer and early autumn

Size

Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres

Time to ultimate height
1–2 years

Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions

Loam

Sand

Clay
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
Stem Flower Foliage Fruit
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Position

  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness 
H5
Botanical details
Family Apiaceae
Native to the UK
No Foliage Deciduous 
Habit Clump forming Genus

Eryngium can be annuals, biennials or perennials with simple or divided leaves, often spiny edged, and cone-like flower-heads often surrounded by an involucre of conspicuous spiny bracts

Plant range Central Europe to W Himalaya

 

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