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Botanical name: Eryngium bourgatii
Other names: Mediterranean sea holly, Bourgati's eryngo
Species: E. bourgatii - E. bourgatii is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with rounded, deeply lobed, spiny, silver-veined, dark green leaves and, in summer, branching, deep blue stems bearing umbels of blue or grey-green, cone-like flowers with prominent, lance-shaped, blue-flushed, silver bracts.
Eryngium bourgatii is: Deciduous
Flower: Grey-green, Blue in Summer
Foliage: Veined, Silvery-grey, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green, Veined, Silvery-grey in Summer; Veined, Silvery-grey, Dark-green in Autumn
Stem: Blue in Summer
Specific pests: Leaf and bud eelworms
Pruning: Cut back flower stems after flowering, or leave attractive seedheads for winter interest.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Root cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Eryngium bourgatii (Mediterranean sea holly) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Rock
Cultivation: Grow in poor to moderately fertile, dry, well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions.
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