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Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Attractive, Sea Holly plants (Eryngium) are striking ornamental perennials grown for their arresting, thistle-like, silvery or blue tinted flower heads adorned with a ruff of showy bracts. Blooming in summer and sometimes into fall, they are useful in rock gardens, coastal gardens and in borders where their steel blue flowers and foliage complement the vibrantly colored summer flowers.

Eryngium bourgatii (Mediterranean Sea Holly)

Perfect for sunny and dry locations! Eryngium bourgatii (Mediterranean Sea Holly) is a lovely addition to the garden or mixed containers for various reasons.

Eryngium planum (Flat Sea Holly)

Flat Sea Holly (Eryngium planum) provides a tremendous garden presence throughout the summer that can't be overlooked with its profuse egg-shaped, steel-blue colored flowers. Its beautiful texture, unique color, long-lasting flowering, easy care and beauty in dried flower arrangements make it a favorite of gardeners. A favorite of bees too!

Eryngium, Sea Holly, Eryngo, Eryngium planum, Eryngium giganteum, Eryngium maritimum, Eryngium bourgatii, Eryngium zabelii, Eryngium variifolium, Eryngium yuccifolium

Learn How To Plant, Care, and Grow Spectacular Sea Holly (Eryngium)

Attractive, Sea Holly plants (Eryngium) are striking ornamental perennials grown for their arresting, thistle-like, silvery or blue tinted flower heads adorned with a ruff of showy bracts. Blooming in summer and sometimes into fall, they are exceptionally care-free plants if they are given a well-chosen site. Here are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.

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