Sea Holly (Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flower Color: Other: light bluegrey
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Division


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Posted by Oberon46 (Anchorage, AK - Zone 4b) on Nov 14, 2011 11:58 AM

This plant is stunning. I have it in full sun all day in average garden soil and it is still vibrant. It starts out fairly silvery but deepens to a dark rich blue. The blooms last almost all summer. I have tried to save seeds this summer and will find out next spring if I have been successful. I lost one of the three I planted the first year (2008), moved the remaining two at least three times, and finally this summer (2011) both plants bloomed prolifically.

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