Alpine eryngo Eryngium alpinum

alpine eryngo


E. alpinum is an erect herbaceous perennial to 90cm, with heart-shaped, glossy dark green basal leaves. Large, cone-like, purplish flower-heads surrounded by 6cm in length vivid blue, spiny bracts, borne on blue stems

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpine eryngo

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Although you can cut back flower stems after flowering the seedheads are a very attractive feature so are usually left over winter

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Wildlife Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe

  • insectPests

    Can get leaf and bud eelworms

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by powdery mildews and root rot