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Blue Star Sea Holly

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European Mountain Flower

Really fascinating color and form! Egg-shaped sea blue blossoms grow 24-30 in. tall. Dries beautifully for unique bouquets. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Bareroot.

Zones: 4 - 8 (-20° F.)
Height: 18-30 inches.
Shade Requirement: Full sun. Tolerates light shade.

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Blue Star Sea Holly Product Details

Botanical Name: Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Star'; Family: Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Height: 18-30 inches.

Spacing: 24 inches.

Depth: Plant crown 1" below soil surface.

Spread: 24 inches.

Sun/Shade: Full sun. Tolerates light shade.

Color: Deep blue.

Foliage: Blue stem and bluish spiny leaves.

Blooms: Summer

Form: Upright

Flower Form: Egg shaped blue flower heads.

Soil Requirements: Average, medium wet, well drained soil. Tolerates poor soils, drought and saline conditions.

Growth Rate: Up to 24 inches.

Size: 2 inches.

Comments: This sea holly is thistle-like in appearance and will grow up to 30" tall on stiff, blue stems. Egg-shaped, metallic blue flower heads (2" long) are surrounded by a collar of 12-18 inches, attractive, somewhat soft-to-the-touch, finely-divided, blue-gray bracts which extend outward from the base of each flower head. All foliage has a bluish tinge with lower leaves being heart-shaped and spiny-toothed and upper leaves being palmately-divided. A long-lasting cut flower that also dries well.

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2010-06-17
Not the same plant
Reviewed By: Mary Sherman (Annapolis, Maryland)
I bought one of these three years ago - the plant barely came up for the last two years - this spring, it exploded and is now about 2-3 feet high and around - BUT, the flowers are these tiny, insignificant white-petaled things - not the Sea Holly I expected.


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2010-05-14
atttractive and troble free
Reviewed By: Terry (Windsor, NY)
These have spread and come back every year. They are one of my favorites because of the attractive color and folliage.


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2010-04-24
Also disappointed
Reviewed By: Roxanna (Ukiah, CA)
Like two other people who've reviewed this product, I planted several and nothing grew. Very disappointed because I really liked the look of them in the picture.


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2010-03-31
No go...
Reviewed By: Dana (Portland, OR)
I planted this root last spring and have had no activity. I still keep an eye on that vacant little area of my garden but, alas, still nothing this year. I will have to try again...


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2009-08-26
Never Appeared
Reviewed By: Salena (Princeton, TX)
I planted these in the bed I have planted most everything else I have ordered...and nothing. Pretty disappointed in this as I love the look of these funky flowers. I hold out a small hope that they are resting underground and will pop up next spring. But I think I am kidding myself, LOL. I should have at least seen some foliage by now. I will most likely try again, as they are too cool looking not to!


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2009-01-27
large plant
Reviewed By: julia (plainwell, michigan)
This is a fast growing plant, but the flowers are small, however they look great in vases with other flowers. these plants will produce young ones every year, so now my neighbors have them and everyone is happy


Blue Star Sea Holly
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