ERYNGIUM 'Lapis Blue'

Medium
Sun
Blue
Well drained soil
Summer
Pollinator friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  40cm x 50cm

A very striking form of sea holly with heads of snowflake-like prickly bracts surrounding a bold blue cone, all over prickly green and white foliage.  Initially steely blue in colour when they open in mid summer, the flower heads mature to deep blue before fading to buff.

Showcase this striking perennial in your gravel or dry garden, allowing its architectural form to do the talking or combine it with ERIGERON karvinskianus, SCABIOSA and STACHYS for a contrast in textures within your border.  Much beloved by bees and pollinators, you can cut back the faded flowers to encourage further blooming but they will stay upright into winter and look amazing kissed by frost plus feed the birds.  Thriving in a free draining and even poor soil in full sun, they are a popular stalwart of the coastal garden.