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Eryngium variifolium Miss Marbel

Sea Holly, Blue Eryngo

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Superb architectural plant

Long season of interest with summer flowers and dried winter seed heads

A reliable performer in poor dry soils

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Sea hollies are wonderful for adding architecture amongst the soft peaks and troughs of other border perennials. Basal rosettes of dark green leaves boldly marked with silvery veining give rise to stiff stalks bearing deep blue thistle-like flowers surrounded by long, spiky bracts. Flowering in July and August, it makes a fantastic partner to other drought-tolerant perennials such as Perovskia and Kniphofia. This short cultivar is easily accommodated in smaller borders and great for dotting about in gaps, where bees and butterflies will love it. Given freely draining soil, Eryngium variifolium ‘Miss Marble’ is as tough as old boots, demanding nothing more than cutting down in autumn, or leave it until spring and enjoy the dried seed heads over winter. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 20cm (8”).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)

Hardy Perennial

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64126)

Grow sea holly plants on light, well drained soil in full sun. Eryngium plants particularly dislike cold, wet soil in winter which may cause the crown to rot. If planting on heavy soils, dig in plenty of coarse grit to improve drainage prior to planting.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until plants are fully established. Leave faded eryngium flower heads in place until spring to benefit from the winter interest they will add to your borders. Only lift it when necessary as sea holly can be slow to re-establish.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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