Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF

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A dwarf Sea Holly- such a good idea in a genus of mostly towering space eating plants. Spoon shaped green leaves form a basal rosette. Then in summer flowering stems rise to only 18″ and produce multiple deep blue flowers. They are vibrant but a little spikey. Adored by pollinators. Especially bumble bees (why are those big bumbles so drawn to blue flowers? I need to know.) Full sun and average to rich well drained soil. Perfect tor the front of a border or a gravel bed or anywhere you want a blue Eryngium without scraping airplanes. Drought tolerant cold hardy perennial that is long lived.

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