Alpine Eryngo

Eryngium alpinum | Also known as: Alpine Sea Holly | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Deck the halls with boughs of alpine sea holly!

Eryngium alpinum, or Alpine Eryngo, is a delightfully different plant that sports heart shaped leaves and purple blue blooms during the summer and autumn months. These blooms are vivid in colour, and very spiky in appearance, adding a touch of the exotic to your garden. Despite its looks, this plant is thankfully easy to grow and requires little on-going care. Plant in full sunlight for the best results, it is a wonderful addition to flowerbeds and borders, a wild flower area of the garden, and is often used in cut flower arrangements.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.7
Spread [m]
  • 0.45
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Rosette
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Gravel garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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