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Eryngium variifolium
Common Name: Moroccan Sea Holly Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Eryngium variifolium
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Superlative evergreen, beautifully variegated and marbled, waxy green rosettes, producing branching angular sprays of spiky silver-blue flowers with long silver bracts of 1.5 inches long! 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. E. variifolium is endemic to the mountains of Morocco.

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

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourSilver 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Erigeron karvinskianus

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