Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue'

sea holly


Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

Showy, star-shaped, steel-blue blooms appear mid to late summer. In bloom, they're a magnet for bees. If left in place, the dried bracts are attractive as dried seed heads and are appreciated by the birds in later summer, into fall. Drought tolerant and okay with poor un-amended soil.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Description

Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Medium, Coarse

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Bees, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green, Silver / Gray

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Season: Summer, Fall, Jul, Aug
Flower Shape: Rose / Rosette

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Bees

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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