Scientific Name: Eryngium planum Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:blue sea holly, flat sea holly Texture:Coarse
Family Name:ApiaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Oblong, Ovate, Dentate, Palmately lobed, Spinose
Flowers: Umbel, (Floriferous), (Head-like), Blue, Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Schizocarp, Achene, Brown
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Basal, clumping, taproot; leaves dark green, oblong-ovate, leathery, dentate; flowers blue/blue-green bracts, Aug-Oct, tight clustered spikes, umbels (three or more may arise from common node).