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Article: Beautiful Blue Sea Holly: Even in Zone 4!

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kraybrower
Whitehall, MT

January 28, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9400388

Thanks for show casing this plant, Toni. Just wanted to encourage zone 4 gardeners to try E. planum. I have been growing it here in Montana for years in my poor gravelly soil, with full exposure to sun and wind and little to no snow cover. It self-seeds regularly, but has not proven aggressive. It is very useful as a palette blending mid garden plant. The silvery foliage and understated blue flowers get along well with other colors, and the prickly texture offers year round garden interest. I especially value it in the winter garden, particularly with a dusting of snow to highlight its form.
CandiceKay
Centerville, SD
(Zone 4b)

January 29, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9401032

You answered my question. I was wondering if I should give it a try here in SE South Dakota; zone 4. I love blue flowers and it looks pretty tough to withstand our windy conditions. I'm going to give it a try.
tonileland
Uncasville, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
10:22 AM

Post #9409256

AND...deer hate it! LOL

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