Eryngium planum
‘Blue Glitter’
"Sea Holly"

Blue flowers perfect for flower arrangements! The stiff, multi-branched, silvery flower stalks (to 32” tall), sprout a seemingly endless parade of egg-shaped, thistle-like, violet-blue flower heads all Summer. Though the blooms look “spiny,” they actually ouchless and make one of the best dried flower around, easily lasting for months! ‘Blue Glitter’ matures more quickly, flowers more profusely and has a more intense blue color than many varieties. Forms a basal clump of deeply toothed elliptic leaves, that top out at 6” tall and 14” wide. Tough, drought tolerant and, once established, needs only a bit of Summer water. It is a perfect addition to a sunny dry garden bed but is modest enough in size to grow in a container. Cold hardy but doesn’t look its best in Winter. New growth flushes out in Spring. Plant in well-drained soil. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies!

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low Water

USDA zones 4-10