Big Blue is so blue

rouge21_gw(5)July 6, 2014

As always my camera skills do not do this plant justice. An Eryngium's steel blue colour coupled with the unusual textures and unique flower makes it a must perennial in my garden.

I do sometimes see Sea Holly "babies" here and there. But it has never been an issue for me as there aren't many and they are easily removed.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Gorgeous, I used to have a plant or two in my garden, seeing yours makes me remember how much I loved this plant, a real eye catcher.

Annette

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 11:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

I love that combo!!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 5:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Connie K

That is beautiful! I don't have room for one, but I might have to rethink that.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 8:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shadeyplace(7)

envy here

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 12:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
MaeT(z5 NL, Canada)

Beautiful, I need more short plants for the front of my bed but may have to find a spot for one of those if I can find a plant.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 12:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
catkin(UDSA Zone 8)

So lovely! Rouge, you certainly have a knack!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
a2zmom(6a - nj)

That's an incredible blue. I used to grow just the straight species and it was nowhere near that arresting.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rouge21_gw(5)

You guys are always so kind. I for sure show only my best stuff. I have learned and continue to learn lots from all of you.

This post was edited by rouge21 on Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 8:20

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 8:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
franeli(z4 NH)

Stunning plant and photo!
Thanks for showing it. I believe 'need' this plant :)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
twrosz

Will be doing some plant shopping the next few days and gonna keep my eye out for this beauty :)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 3:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
davids10 z7a nv.

one of my favorites-seeds here and there but nothing like bourgattii-which really has beautiful foliage

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pam_whitbyon(6 Niagara)

How gorgeous, Rouge. I have to ask, are the prickly bits hard like thistles, or soft? I would love to plant one of these but am a bit of a suck when it comes to things that jab...

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 10:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rouge21_gw(5)

Pam it is quite thistle like. I also don't like the feel but it is worth it for the other worthwhile attributes

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 12:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Achillea sun requirements
I planted a couple of these last year and they were...
DandyLioness (CA 9, SZ 14)
Mason Bees)
Does anyone here encourage Mason Bees to stick around...
mikerno_1micha
true pink or purple oriental poppies
Hi, I've tried to grow pink and purple oriental poppies...
mary_rockland
What plant are you anxiously awaiting the return of in the spring?
Well, maybe not *anxiously* awaiting but awaiting nevertheless. For...
mxk3
liatris bulbs
I just bought bulbs. Can I start them in a pot now...
sorie6
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™