Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Eryngium bourgatii is a nice little sea holly

This is my favorite Eryngium. Its smallish and subtle?? go figure. I guess I like it because it's not like me. It has lived untended at the corner of this quartz boulder for upwards of 15 years. The flowers aren't the bluest that the genus has to offer, but the nice mounded form of the plant and the perfectly variegated leaves make it special. I've never divided it. Occasionally I cut the variegated Cotoneaster out of it and sometimes I pull out Oenothera speciosa, but otherwise its care free.

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