Scientific Name: Eryngium variifolium Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded
Common Name:marble-leaf sea holly, Moroccan sea holly Texture:Medium
Family Name:ApiaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Africa Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Prickly, Heavily veined, Lustrous, Ovate, Incised, Serrate, Spinose
Flowers: Umbel, (Floriferous), (Head-like), Blue, Silver, Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Achene, Brown
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Spring interest, Summer interest, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Leaves mostly basal (also on branched stems), rounded, white veined; flowers silvery-blue with narrow, spiny silver bracts.