Eryngium Bourgatii Picos Amethyst


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SKU: eryngium-bourgattii-picos-amethyst Category:
Common Name: Sea Holly
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: Spring – Summer
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 0.1-0.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m

Eryngium Bourgatii Picos Amethyst , also known as the ‘Sea Holly Picos Amethyst’, is a striking compact perennial plant that is native to Mediterranean regions. It is known for its spiky, silvery-blue leaves and cone shaped flower heads with narrow, spiny, usually silvery-blue or violet bracts.  The plant typically grows between 30-60 cm in height, and produces a striking display of flowers in the Summer.

This plant is drought-tolerant and can tolerate poor soils, making it a great choice for rock gardens or coastal gardens. It prefers full sun and moist, well-draining soil.

How to care for your Eryngium Bourgatii Picos Amethyst

  1. Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade, but can tolerate some shade.
  2. Water: The plant is drought-tolerant and can survive on very little water. However, it is best to water it occasionally during prolonged droughts.
  3. Soil: The plant prefers moist, well-draining soil, but can tolerate a wide range of soil types.
  4. Fertiliser: Does not require regular fertilisation. If you decide to fertilise, it is best to do so in the Spring, using a balanced fertiliser.
  5. Pruning: Does not require regular pruning. You can cut back the dead flowers in late Autumn or early Spring.
  6. Winter protection: It is hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as -15°C. However, it is best to provide it with a mulch layer to protect the roots from cold.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Eryngium Bourgatii Picos Amethyst will be healthy and thrive in your garden.

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