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Eryngium planum - 'Blackappe (Eryngium)

Eryngium planum - 'Blackappe (Eryngium)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form N/A
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Grey Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Eryngium planum - Cultivation Notes

Eryngium's like it a sunny warm location with reasonably fertile yet never wet soil. Ideal for a border in full sun. Cut back to ground in autumn and avoid planting where foliage will be drowned by surrounding plants. Flower spikes might need staking.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Eryngium planum:

  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Eryngium planum

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Eryngium planum:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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