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    Eryngium or Sea Holly

    Eryngium x zabelii, commonly called Sea Holly, Easily grown in dry, sandy, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun. Intensity of flower and bract colors is best in areas with full sun and cool nights. Tolerates poor soils and drought. Tall plants tend to sprawl, particularly if grown in moist fertile soils or in anything less than full sun. Deadhead flowers after bloom to retain good plant appearance. This is a tap-rooted plant that transplants poorly and is best left undisturbed once established

    Common Name: Sea Holly
    Type: Herbaceous perennial
    Family: Apiaceae
    Zone: 5 to 9
    Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
    Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
    Bloom Time: June to August
    Bloom Description: Violet blue flowers and bracts
    Sun: Full sun
    Water: Dry
    Maintenance: Low
    Flower: Good Cut, Good Dried
    Leaf: Colorful
    Tolerate: Rabbit, Dry Soil

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