ERYNGIUM x tripartitum

Medium
Sun
Blue
Well drained soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bee friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 90cm x 45cm 

Less showy in terms of flower size than E. x zabelii cultivars, by contrast E. x tripartitum is far more prolific.  Producing a cloud of blooms, each with a steely blue central cone encircled with pointed silvery bracts on blue multi-branched stems, its striking display lasts from mid to late summer.

A perfect choice for a wildlife garden by the sea as bees love it and it is salt tolerant, it also looks amazing planted in drifts through a gravel garden.  Like many forms of sea holly, it needs full sun in a free-draining, poor to slightly fertile soil to thrive.  Protect from winter wet.