Scientific Name: Eryngium alpinum Form: Mounded
Common Name:alpine sea holly Texture:Medium
Family Name:ApiaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Ovate, Other, Pinnately lobed, Pectinate
Flowers: Umbel, (Floriferous), (Head-like), Blue, Aug- Jun- Jul
Fruit: Schizocarp, Achene, Brown, Aug
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract beneficial insects, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Perennial border, Summer interest
Key ID Features:Thistle-like in appearance; stems bluish; leaves bluish tinge with lower leaves being heart-shaped and spiny-toothed and upper leaves being palmately-divided; flower heads egg-shaped, bluish, to 5 cm long, surrounded by a by 12-18 attractive, finely-divided, blue-gray bracts that extend from the base of each flower head.