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Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’
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Eryngium  Sapphire Blue

<i>Eryngium</i> ‘Sapphire Blue’

<i>Eryngium</i> ‘Sapphire Blue’

<i>Eryngium</i> ‘Sapphire Blue’

Eryngium

Sea Holly

Dynamic is a rare adjective to apply to a plant, but it’s the best we can think of to describe Eryngium. From its leathery lobed leaves to the spiny, decorative bracts that host the flower, the Sea Holly has a sense of movement that is up and out. Excellent in fresh or dried arrangements, the flowers are borne on tall, branching stems, and the terminal blooms hold their color while lateral flowers develop, until the entire stem is covered with mature blossoms.

Eryngiums love well drained soil in the open sun, and are an arresting addition to the mixed border, especially when planted amidst Rudbeckia, the Achilleas, and grasses.

Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’ full sun  drought tolerant

Distinguished from other Sea Hollies by the intense, steel-blue hue infusing its branched stems, upper leaves, and teasel-shaped flowers, ‘Sapphire Blue’ features huge blossoms nestled in dramatic collarlike bracts. With a stance that’s angular yet erect, this sturdy perennial makes a striking counterpoint to the downy white softness of Salvia argentea. (pp#11,088)

Blooms July – August.

Size: 2-1/4' high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’ (P-0938)
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