Joy Creek Nursery

031-032-1   Eryngium planum 'Blauer Zwerg' ('Blue Dwarf')     ( Dwarf sea holly )

Eryngium planum 'Blauer Zwerg' ('Blue Dwarf')
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As the German name indicates, this selection of sea holly is much shorter than typical and so is better suited to the ever-decreasing size of the urban garden. Eryngium planum 'Blauer Zwerg' has showy blue-green bracts surrounding rounded blue flower heads. The leathery basal leaves are prickly to the touch. While somewhat oblong in shape, they have distinctly toothed margins. The stem leaves are more palmate in shape and often are stained metalic blue echoing the colorful stems and bracts.

Midsummer to early autumn.  20 in. x 18 in.

Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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