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botanical name:
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sea Holly
family:  Apiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Deep blue thistle-like flowers on robust, stiff, branched stems in July and August above clumps of silver-veined, dark grey-green leaves. Similar to Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' but flowers have a more purple tint and are more serrated and divided.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant. Established plants form deep tap roots and dislike disturbance.

propagation:
From root cuttings. Also by division but this can be tricky.

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