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Eryngium spp.

Common Name(s):
Sea holly
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Tolerant of salty, coastal winds and dry, sandy soils; prosper in inland gardens, very drought tolerant; ornamental interest is in the leaves: spiny, thick and white-veined in some species

Season:
Summer
Height:
24-36 in.
Flower Color:
Blue
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 2-8
Propagation:
Separate plantlets from base of mother plant
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Dry, sandy soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe
Tags:
blue, sun, perennial, summer, drought tolerant

NCCES plant id: 711

Eryngium spp. Eryngium spp.
Eryngium Eryngium flower detail
Photo by Amanda Slater, CC-BY-SA-2.0