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PlantFiles: Alpine Eryngo, Alpine Sea Holly
Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eijking'

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Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eryngium (er-RIN-jee-um) (Info)
Species: x zabelii (zah-BEL-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Jos Eijking

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Terri1948 On Jul 4, 2014, Terri1948 from Yorkshire
wrote:

Honey bees, as well as other bees and hoverflies love this plant. It is a must for any wildlife garden. I photographed this plant in early July. It was covered in honey bees. The beautiful blue flowers and silvery grey-blue foliage was an amazing sight.



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