Eryngium bourgatii Description
This relatively compact Erygium looks good at the front of a border where is outstanding foliage can be fully appreciated. The display of silver blue flower spikes in mid to late summer are an added bonus. Ideal with other sun loving Mediterranean plants and lowish grasses.
Eryngium bourgatii - Cultivation Notes
Eryngium loves a sunny warm location with reasonably fertile yet never wet soil, being ideal for a dry border in full sun. Cut back to ground in autumn and avoid planting where the plant will be drowned by surrounding plants. Taller flower spikes might need support. Ideal for planting in a dry border with grasses.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Eryngium bourgatii:
- Sun loving drought tolerant plant
- Ornamental winter bark / tracery
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- Suitable for container growing
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Weaknesses of Eryngium bourgatii
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Eryngium bourgatii:
- Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
- Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
- Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Eringium, Eringeum, Eryngeum, Eringeam