Blue Glitter Sea Holly (Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’)

Blue Glitter Sea Holly

  • True Blue Hue!
  • Spikey, Unusual Appearance
  • Star-Shaped Flower Heads From June through September
  • Loves Sun & Heat
  • Thrives in Drier Soils
  • Compact Spreading Plant
  • Great Cut Flower
  • Long-Lasting
  • Very Cold and Heat Tolerant
  • Easy Care Perennial
  • Award Winner
  • Blue-Green, Prickly Foliage

Need something unique to your landscape? Impactful color? Curious shape and form? Hardy and easy care? Blue Glitter Sea Holly (Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’) has all this and more!

Sea Holly Blue Glitter has so many unique qualities, you’d think it to be a prima-donna! Instead, this tough plant is a rock star! Spikes, prickles, and spines are just a small part of the show-stopping features this plant offers!

Thriving in a wide range of hardiness zones, Blue Glitter is a summer-blooming perennial that fills your garden beds and borders with curiously shaped, bold steel-blue flowers. The spikes are arranged around the raised, cone-like center and a consistent blue throughout!

This Sea Holly has distinctive, silver-blue, branched stems that stand tall! Carrying the unique blooms three feet above the blue-green, deep-toothed, basal leaves. No rockstar would be complete without some glitz and spangles, and Blue Glitter’s blooms and foliage is all that!

Blue Glitter won the Fleuroselect Gold Medal award in 2007. No wonder it is loved by florists and gardeners alike!

Plus your pollinators and butterflies will thank you too! Don’t worry about uninvited party crashers, Blue Glitter is also deer resistant, rabbit resistant, plus amazing pest and disease resistance as well!

How to Use Blue Glitter Sea Holly In The Landscape

Create high-impact with this structural plant in your containers and garden beds and borders. Blue Glitter adds that gorgeous color saturation to your pollinator gardens and is a welcome addition to sunny perennial borders.

The upright, deeply-toothed foliage looks handsome even when not in bloom. Blue Glitter puts on a light show in that tricky, sun-baked area of your landscape!

A rock garden champion, Blue Glitter is as at home in cutting gardens and formal settings alike. Because it embraces the sun and heat, Sea Holly is perfect for fire-scaping and Xeriscaping purposes!

‘Blue Glitter’ adds structure to the perennial garden and has long vase life so adding it to the cutting garden is a must! Don’t forget to plant a few extra for flower arrangements! Blue Glitter’s blue stems and holds their intense blue color in floral and in dried flower bouquets too!

Tips For Care

Truly doing its absolute best in full sun and sharply drained soils, Blue Glitter just shines in the spotlight, just like the punk-rocker it is!

Cut back each year before new growth begins for a full, branched plant. A durable specimen, Blue Glitter performs amazingly in a wide variety of climates but is truly accomplished in hot, sunny conditions.

Eryngium does not like to be over-watered. Preferring rich, fertile soils, but tolerant in more demanding, less than optimal settings, ‘Blue Glitter’ adapts to almost any setting that has well-drained soils. Even thriving in poor soils. Just be sure to water regularly when first planted, to ensure it gets established.

Blue Glitter will spread to form a small patch in a hot sunny area. You will find that the flower color tends to be more intense in higher temperatures.

Plant Blue Glitter Sea Holly in a sunny location and you will be glad you did! It will add unique color and texture to your garden, and provide your home with high-style floral bouquets!

Blue Glitter Sea Holly (Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’) Details

Common name Blue Glitter Sea Holly
Botanical name Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 30 - 36 Inches
Width 18 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Blue