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Eryngium alpinum
Common Name: Alpine Sea Holly Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)


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Notes:
This is the largest flowering sea holly and definitely the most dramatic. Gun metal blue stems and equally blue thistle-like flowers with a conical flowerhead and intricate, feathery bracts. Graham Stuart Thomas rates this species “exceptional” in beauty and as a garden plant. No need to disagree! This peculiar genus from the carrot family is found around the world but with its centre of diversity in South America. There are also a number of European species.

Awards:
AGM

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Some sea hollies are native to rocky and coastal areas, but the majority are grassland plants.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem ColourBlue 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Achillea millefolium "'Cerise Queen'"


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