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botanical name:
Eryngium variifolium
Eryngium variifolium © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Sea holly
family:  Apiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.35m
width: 0.25m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: blue-grey
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Basal rosettes of toothed, spiny leaves of dark green marbled with white veins. Stiff branching stems carry rounded prickly heads of grey-blue flowers with sharp spiky silvery-white bracts.

Well drained, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sun. Avoid excessive winter wet. Drought tolerant.

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