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Eryngium  (Sea Holly) -  Blue thistle like flowers, sometimes the blue is so intense it is hard to believe they are not dyed.

Eryngium (Sea Holly) - Blue thistle like flowers, sometimes the blue is so intense it is hard to believe they are not dyed.

Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (PBR) - This delightful sea holly has long lasting, flowers that arrive in mid- to late summer, turning bright metallic-blue as they age and usually lasting well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape, so are best in uncrowded borders where they can really stand out on their own. Honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny, wildlife-friendly garden.

Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (PBR) - This delightful sea holly has long lasting, flowers that arrive in mid- to late summer, turning bright metallic-blue as they age and usually lasting well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape, so are best in uncrowded borders where they can really stand out on their own. Honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny, wildlife-friendly garden.

Giant Sea Holly:  "Miss Whilmot's Ghost" Giant Sea Holly flowers Eryngium giganteum 'Silver Ghost'

Giant Sea Holly: "Miss Whilmot's Ghost" Giant Sea Holly flowers Eryngium giganteum 'Silver Ghost'

Eryngium Blue Sea Holly or Sapphire Blue: tolerate stress and provide long lasting impact.  thrives in warmer, dry regions, versatile

Eryngium Blue Sea Holly or Sapphire Blue: tolerate stress and provide long lasting impact. thrives in warmer, dry regions, versatile

Rustic boho country garden wedding. Buttonholes with thistle, sea holly, Eryngium, and Lavender and Wax Flower. Tied with natural twine.

Rustic boho country garden wedding. Buttonholes with thistle, sea holly, Eryngium, and Lavender and Wax Flower. Tied with natural twine.

'Big Blue' Sea Holly for sunny garden,  deer-, rabbit-, and drought-resistant perennial shows off silvery foliage and iridescent silvery-blue flowers in midsummer...wonderful cut flower and  prime choice for butterfly gardens.  Name: Eryngium 'Big Blue'   Full sun  well-drained soil  Size: To 30 inches tall and wide  Zones: 4-9

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'Big Blue' Sea Holly for sunny garden, deer-, rabbit-, and drought-resistant perennial shows off silvery foliage and iridescent silvery-blue flowers in midsummer...wonderful cut flower and prime choice for butterfly gardens. Name: Eryngium 'Big Blue' Full sun well-drained soil Size: To 30 inches tall and wide Zones: 4-9

Sea Holly Flowers - Information About Growing Eryngium Plants

Sea Holly Flowers - Information About Growing Eryngium Plants

Looking for a fascinating addition to the garden? Then why not consider growing sea holly flowers. Sea hollies can provide unique interest. Read this article for information about growing Eryngium plants.

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

Eryngium planum - Blue Sea Holly

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

Globe Thistle with Drumstick Allium:Serenity in the Garden: My Annual Reminder- Plant Drumstick Allium now Repinned by www.sailorstales.wordpress.com

Globe Thistle with Drumstick Allium:Serenity in the Garden: My Annual Reminder- Plant Drumstick Allium now Repinned by www.sailorstales.wordpress.com