Eryngium agavifolium seeds

Sea Holly, Agave Leaf Sea Holly, Teasal

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Quick Overview

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

Eryngium agavifolium, Agave-Leaved Sea Holly is found in the central-northern Argentinian provinces of Santiago del Estero, Córdoba and San Luis to elevations of 1000m. Its spectacular foliage 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. A sheltered wind-free aspect is the ideal spot of Eryngium agavilfoium so tha the large seedheads do not blow over.

Additional Information

Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Argentina: Córdoba, Santiago del Estero and San Luis Provinces
Cultivation Warm south-facing aspect, full sun, sheltered from the wind. Deep well worked, free-draining soil. Full sun
Eventual Height 60cm. Flower-spike to 2m
Eventual Spread 1 clumping
Hardiness Hardy down to at least -5C. Herbaceous perennial

Eryngium agavifolium seeds

Sea Holly, Agave Leaf Sea Holly, Teasal

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