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


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Notes:
The foliage of this Mediterranean species is prickly and deeply cut with beautiful silver tracery and marbling. The plump cobalt-blue thistle-like flowers are irresistible to bees. 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:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Some sea hollies are native to rocky and coastal areas, but the majority are grassland plants.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Average Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Salvia argentea


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