Blue Glitter Eryngium
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- SHIPSBeginning in March, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (perennial, zones 4-10, annual in other zones)
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot
- Botanical NameEryngium planum
Blue Glitter Eryngium, or Sea Holly, prefers dry conditions and poor soil, which makes it perfect for those barren spaces in your yard where the hose doesn't reach. The blue flowers are spiky, and will keep their color when dried for years. Includes 3 young plants.
- SUN Full sun, or part shade
- HEIGHT 3-4ft when full grown
- SPACING 12-18" between plants
- CLIMATEHeat loving
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
- WATER Drought tolerant, allow to dry between waterings
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside.
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, in infertile, well draining soil. Will even grow in sand.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
Blooms all summer long.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give occasional extra water during dry spells. Mulch with rocks/gravel or not at all.
Eryngium has taproots, which means they do not like to be transplanted once established. Buds, blooms, and seed pods all look lovely in dried bouquets.