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

Eryngium planum 'Jade Frost'

Notes:
This intriguing member of the carrot family is a garden favourite for its true blue thimble like inflorescences held above equally blue thistly bracts. Now add some variegation to the picture. 'Jade Frost' has green leaves with white to creamy white variegation that is pink in cool temperatures. A must have for those who love blue flowers and variegation.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Dry soils in eastern Europe. Locally common in orchards and cultivated areas in Kashmir at 1700m. A weed of disturbed habitats at 500-1500m in Tibet.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeEarly Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold Variegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem ColourBlue 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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