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Eryngium agavifolium
Common Name: Agave-Leaf Sea Holly Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Eryngium agavifolium
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This distinctive South American sea holly has apple green, serrated, elongated leaves rising from a central rosette that taken together resemble a century plant or agave. In late summer the rosette produces a stem two to four feet tall with clusters of egg shaped inflorescences of white flowers. The flowering stems turn dark brown with age and give good winter interest.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Open areas, steppes/dry forests (usually calcareous soil).

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Salvia microphylla "'Hot Lips'"
Helictotrichon sempervirens

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