Native to southeast Europe, western Asia and Egypt. A fairly typical eryngium of the all-blue type. It bloomed profusely the same year we started it from seed, the flowers carried in a much denser tangle of wiry stems than its lookalikes (E. planum and E. tripartitum in our garden). The leaves have the same leathery quality, but are larger than others in our garden. It has proven hardy in our climate (whose winters are much harsher than those on Crete!), surviving for many winters near our mailbox.
||Crete eryngo; field eryngo
|| Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late September|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Read about all the eryngium species in our garden
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 65F (50%G, 5-15d).
Also Baggy 35F (33d; 20%G, 33d) - 70F (42%G, 2-6d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 65F (76%G, 4-10d)
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July 03, 2015