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.

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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
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

I love that combo!!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 5:56PM
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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
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shadeyplace(7)

envy here

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 12:23PM
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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
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catkin(UDSA Zone 8)

So lovely! Rouge, you certainly have a knack!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:07PM
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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
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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
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franeli(z4 NH)

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

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:42PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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