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Eryngium planum 'Hellas'
Common Name: Sea Holly Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Eryngium planum 'Hellas'

A bushy thistle-like plant with thick stems of leathery, blue-green, heart shaped foliage rising from a basal rosette. The blue stems branch into sprays of very blue egg-shaped flower clusters. An intriguing textural and architectural addition to the perennial border. Plant in well-drained soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Dry soils.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Average Drought Tolerant  Stem ColourBlue 
Hardiness Zone3-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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