• Eryngium agavifolium
  • Eryngium agavifolium
  • Eryngium agavifolium
  • Eryngium agavifolium
    Eryngium agavifolium
    Eryngium agavifolium
    Eryngium agavifolium

Eryngium agavifolium

Agave-Leafed Sea Holly, Sea Holly
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectacular architectural rosettes
  • Broad finely-serrated foliage
  • Tall inflorescence
  • Hardy herbaceous perennial
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Description

Eryngium agavifolium, Agave-Leaved Sea Holly, is endemic to Argentina where it is found in the central-northern provinces of Santiago del Estero, Córdoba and San Luis to elevations of 1000m. It is another wonderful Eryngium with spectacular foliage that forms a cluster of large dramatic rosettes with broad serrated leaves resembling an Agave. Unlike an Agave, the spines are relatively soft and can not be considered dangerous. In summer it sends up tall branched inflorescences of pale greenish-white flowerheads with spiny-toothed bracts at their base. These cylindrical cone-shaped flowerheads are often undervalued yet are remarkable and elaborate structures with a complex and pleasing form and give the plant height and additional interest as summer turns to autumn.

Eryngium agavifolium appreciates a well-drained gritty soil, prefering full sun and dislikes a heavy water-logged loam or clay soil where its long roots are unable to breathe in the winter.

These are plants in 1.5 Litre pots. We have larger plants in 3 Litre pots here

Additional Information

Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Argentina: Córdoba, Santiago del Estero and San Luis Provinces
Cultivation Full sun. Deep well-drained soil
Eventual Height 60cm. Flowerspike to 2m
Eventual Spread 70cm
Hardiness Hardy down to at least -5C. Herbaceous perennial

Eryngium agavifolium

Agave-Leafed Sea Holly, Sea Holly
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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