Bourgati's eryngo

Eryngium bourgatii | Also known as: Mediterranean sea holly | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Mediterranean Sea Holly, half holly half mermaid.

Mediterranean Sea Holly a wonderful plant to add the sometimes difficult to come by vivid blue shades to your garden. Also known as Eryngium bourgatii, it sports dark green leaves and cone-like blue flowers during the summer months. Despite its exotic looks, this plant is easy to grow and is low maintenance, making it a great choice for the novice or time short gardener. It can cope with all that the British weather can throw at it, but does need protecting from wet winter weather conditions. Plant in full sunlight for the best results.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.45
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 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
  • For birds & bees
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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