Eryngium planum Blauer Zwerg
Make a bold statement in a sunny border this summer with Eryngium planum ‘Blauer Zwerg’ (syn. ‘Blue Dwarf’), it develops in loose sprays bright blue stems and short blue bracts which surround the remarkable intensely blue flower heads.
The long lasting pricklyflowersare cherished by floristswho use themfor both fresh and dried flower arrangements.
Details Eryngium planum Blauer Zwerg
- Not eaten by animals
- Frost Hardy
- Attracts Butterflies
- Bee Friendly
- Blooms: July – August
- Flower colour: blue
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 50 – 75 cm
- Full grown width: 40 – 60 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
How to take care of Eryngium Blauer Zwerg
Happiest in dry, well-drained soil that is poor to moderately fertile. Full sun is essential as is protection from winter wet as it may be affected by powdery mildews and root rot. Although you can cut back flower stems after flowering to encourage new growth for the following season the seedheads are a very attractive feature so are usually left over winter.
Watch out for leaf and bud eelworms. Clumps can be divided in spring but they dislike root disturbance.