Sea Holly "big blue" bloom first year?

MDPicci(7)April 30, 2013


I'm new to perennials this year, and planted a bunch of globe thistle that I just found out won't bloom this year. I would like a nice splash of blue. I understand non-bybridized sea holly generally doesn't bloom the first year. Does "Big Blue" sea holly? Has anyone had experience growing this?

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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

don't know about big blue, but my sapphire blue is in its first year and it is already starting to bloom!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 7:27AM
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molie(z6 CT)

I planted an Eryngium 'Big Blue' Sea Holly last year and it did bloom the first year. It was a beauty in the garden all summer. Sadly, Hurricane Sandy did it in. We live along a tidal river and had quite a bit of flooding in the bottom half of the garden. (Glub! Glub!)

We just replaced it today with a new plant from the same local source. This time we'll put it higher up in the yard.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 6:09PM
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Thanks for letting me know! And ugh, Molie, that's awful. Hope everything's back together for you.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 9:59PM
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