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

Eryngium eburneum
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This South American sea holly forms a large and very striking rosette of glossy, prickly, evergreen serrated leaves. These are topped with an intriguing thee to six foot inflorescence of white and green flowers. Very cool. 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.

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

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7b-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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