Alpine eryngo 'Blue Star' Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Star'
'Blue Star' is an herbaceous perennial, to around 70cm in height, with silver-blue, cone-shaped flower umbels above whorls of spiny, basal bracts, supported by strong, grey-blue stems
About this plant
alpine eryngo 'Blue Star'
Although you can cut back flower stems after flowering the seedheads are a very attractive feature so are usually left over winter
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
- Suitable locations
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Gravel Garden Wildlife Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe
Can get leaf and bud eelworms
May be affected by powdery mildews and root rot