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Eryngium bougatti - 'Picos Blue' (Eryngium)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Blue-silver Flowers (Summer), Blue Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Eryngium bougatti Description

This relatively compact plant looks good towards 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 bougatti - Cultivation Notes

Requiring a sunny warm location Eryngiums like reasonably fertile yet never wet soil. Ideal for a hot sunny border. Cut back to ground in autumn and avoid planting where foliage will be drowned by surrounding plants. Flower spikes might need staking. Mulch every few years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Eryngium bougatti:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Eryngium bougatti

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Eryngium bougatti:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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View other herbaceous flowers with blue-silver flowers, or herbaceous flowers with blue foliage

Common Missspellings: Eringium, Eringeum, Eryngeum, Eringeam

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