Eryngium planum Blue Glitter

Blue Glitter Sea Holly

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Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’ (Blue Glitter Sea Holly) is an outstanding perennial that thrives in hot dry planting situations and blooms in summer with tall stems of spiny, glistening blue flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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$12.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL1W51

Details

36-40" tall x 18-24" wide. Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’ (Blue Glitter Sea Holly) is an outstanding Old World perennial that blooms in summer with tall stems of spiny, glistening blue flowers. A European bred plant for the cut flower trade (fresh and dried), it is a profuse bloomer that is invaluable for attracting bees and butterflies. It thrives in less than ideal garden conditions.
SKU HBL1W51
Common Name Blue Glitter Sea Holly
Botanical Name Eryngium planum Blue Glitter
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 36-40" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Eryngium (Sea Holly) is a genus of Old World perennials with attractive thistle-like flower bracts surrounding the round flowers. Highly attractive to honeybees and butterflies.
Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in a fast-draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
  • Deadheading is not needed as it will not extend the bloom season or bring the plants back into flower.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.

Special comments:

  • Eryngium is a tap rooted plant and does not like to be transplanted once established.  Don't divide as tap rooted plants resent having their roots disturbed.
  • Seed heads are ornamental and attract seed-eating songbirds.
  • These are low care perennials that don't like rich soil or a lot of water; this makes the plants leggy and prone to flopping.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

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High Country GardensEryngium planum Blue Glitter
 
3.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5), Master gardener (3)
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5.0

Very hard to find

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from Rio Rancho, NM

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Bees love
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile
  • Water wise

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Xeriscape

    Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

    Use in my xeric perennial garden in Rio Rancho. Bees and butterflies love this plant. Bloomed the first summer-- beautiful and added texture to my garden and a beautiful blue color.

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    3.0

    Lovely texture and color

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    from Boise, ID

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

      This established well in my garden. Looking forward to its growth next spring.

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      2.0

      A bit disappointed....

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      from Santa Barbara, Ca

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

      I planted this in a beachside location and it has struggled to thrive

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Planted in mid to late summer, too late for a bloom

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      from SE Michigan

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      Pros

      • Too Soon To Tell

      Cons

      • Too Soon To Tell

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

      It is too soon to tell, planted later in the season. What I received in the Sea Holly was not the same species as the Sea Holly I have currently in my garden. It will be interesting to see the difference this spring/summer

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Eryngium Planum Blue Glitter

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      from Wellsville, NY

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Out Of The Ordinary
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Indoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

        I just love this plant. I have been trying for about 2 years previous just to order it and both times it was out of stock. I finally got to get 4 plants and I just love them. They are wonderfully "strange" and so pretty. They draw in different insects that seem to enjoy them.
        If you want something unusual in your garden give this plant a try. The color is also very pretty.

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        5.0

        beautiful color

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        from wyoming

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Dried
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

        profuse blooms. dried well

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spectacular show and bee attractor

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        from Centennial, CO

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Brilliant Blue Color
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Startling Color

          Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

          I planted this many years ago and now it has spread to other nooks and crannies of my garden. It is a wonderful color and texture. Whenever it appears in a bouquet that I receive, it makes me smile because I have so much and because the bees love it.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          NIce plant, but...

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          from Des Moines, IA

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          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Eryngium planum Blue Glitter:

          This is a good plant for xeriscaping, but of the 3 we bought one year ago only 1 came up this spring. All were seemingly healthy and looked great their first year. I placed them in a back corner in full sun, and was careful to water them well. Disappointing, as all our other HCG plants have thrived.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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