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Eryngium Bougatti 'Picos Blue' - Eryngium

Eryngium Bougatti 'Picos Blue' - Eryngium

Type Herbaceous, Deciduous
Size Low Border (up to 50cm height)
Form Upright - Clump
Colours Blue Foliage, Blue-silver Flowers (Summer)
Care Regular maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium growing

This relatively compact plant looks good towards the front of a border where is outstanding foliage can be fully appreciated. The display of silver blue flower spikes in mid to late summer are an added bonus. Ideal with other sun loving Mediterranean plants and lowish grasses.

Cultivation tips: Requiring a sunny warm location Eryngiums like reasonably fertile yet never wet soil. Ideal for a hot sunny border. Cut back to ground in autumn and avoid planting where foliage will be drowned by surrounding plants. Flower spikes might need staking. Mulch every few years.
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