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Eryngium 'Blue Steel'

(Sea Holly, Eryngo)

Hardy Perennial

A striking perennial with a bold garden presence! Distinctive, architectural blooms rise high on sturdy stems to reveal cones of tiny flowers surrounded by an electric blue collar! A useful plant for coastal areas and hot, dry sites. The dramatic Sea Holly flowers are also excellent for cutting and drying. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18"). Bare root plants supplied.

Ideal For:
coastal garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 5 bareroots

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £9.99
    • 10 bareroots

    • SAVE £5  
    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £14.98
Plant bareroot Sea Holly plants at the earliest opportunity following delivery. Should soil conditions prevent planting directly into borders (if soil is frozen or waterlogged); bareroots should be potted up, watered sparingly and grown on in a cool position. Choose a position in full sun with light, well drained soil. If planting on heavy soils, dig in some coarse grit to improve drainage prior to planting. Dig a hole wide enough to accommodate the bareroot with its roots spread out and deep enough that the crown of the plant is just a few cm below soil level. Backfill the hole with soil and firm the plant in gently. Leave a slight depression around the plant - this will help to direct water towards the roots. Water well to settle the soil.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season until plants are fully established. In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure to the base of the plant.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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