Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Eryngium, commonly known as Sea Holly, is a striking and distinctive perennial plant, beloved for its thistle-like blue or silver flowers and spiny-toothed leaves. A member of the Apiaceae family, it's prized in gardens for its unique texture, color, and its ability to thrive in challenging growing conditions.

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Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Eryngium, commonly known as Sea Holly, is a striking and distinctive perennial plant, beloved for its thistle-like blue or silver flowers and spiny-toothed leaves. A member of the Apiaceae family, it's prized in gardens for its unique texture, color, and its ability to thrive in challenging growing conditions. Appearance: Sea Holly features rosettes of basal leaves that are often spiky and variegated in shades of green, blue, or silver. The plant is most notable for its flowers, which are actually small, metallic-blue or silver florets clustered in cone-shaped heads, surrounded by spiny bracts. These flower heads are borne on stiff, branching stems, creating an eye-catching display. Size: Depending on the species and variety, Eryngium can range from 18 inches to over 3 feet in height. Its upright growth habit makes it an excellent choice for adding vertical interest to garden spaces. Growing Conditions: Eryngium prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is particularly suited to dry, poor, or sandy soils and is tolerant of drought, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping or seaside gardens where other plants might struggle. Care: Sea Holly is a low-maintenance plant. Once established, it requires little watering or fertilization. It's generally pest-free and not prone to disease. Wildlife Attraction: The flowers are known to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it a beneficial addition to wildlife or pollinator gardens. Use in Gardens: Eryngium is ideal for adding texture and color to borders, rock gardens, and coastal gardens. Its unique appearance also makes it a popular choice for contemporary garden designs. Companion Plants: Sea Holly pairs well with other drought-tolerant plants such as Lavender, Sedum, and Russian Sage. Its striking form and color also contrast beautifully with softer, billowy plants like ornamental grasses. Cut Flowers: Eryngium is popular in floral arrangements, both fresh and dried, due to its distinctive appearance and long-lasting nature. With its stunning blue hues and architectural quality, Eryngium adds a touch of drama and resilience to the garden, thriving in conditions where many other plants would falter.
Eryngium Jos Eijking Sea Holly
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Eryngium Jos Eijking

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