Blue Hobbit Sea Holly

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Blooming for more than 4 weeks, the Blue Hobbit Eryngium is a unique plant offering small blue and green thistle-like flowers that bloom from early summer to late summer. This variety is shorter than others, reaching heights of 8-12”. Making it perfect for borders or in hot and dry gardens. This flower is great for cut flower bouquets and for adding texture to any full sun location. (Eryngium)
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size8-12" tall , 10-12" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM015079

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

Here's a fascinating plant, new to us this year. But hardly new. Most Sea Hollies grow along the Mediterranean coast as striking blue wildflowers, and they have been admired for centures. Even Plutarch wrote about this plant in ancient Rome! One of the species also grows in the Alps, and that one is Erynigium alpinum, or Alpine Sea Holly. Our selection is from that species, and said to be one of the bluest of them all.

The great British gardener of the Edwardian period, William Robinson, the first plant expert who was seriously interested in wildflowers, said Sea Holly was his all-time favorite. Stunned by the blue coloring, rare in flowers, he wrote that Sea Holly was not surpassed in beauty by any plant! Quite an endorsement.

For good growth, Sea Holly requires full sun and a gritty, fast-draining soil, so site yours carefully. The flowers arise in mid-summer from plants about 30 tall, and by the way, both the leaves and roots are edible.

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SKUAM015079
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Blue Hobbit Sea Holly
Botanical Name
Eryngium x intermedia Blue Hobbit
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Flower Size
2-3" flowers
Mature Height
8-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
10-12" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Mound of oblong green leaves support flower stalks.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites, Salt
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Plants For Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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