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

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.