Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit
Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit
Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit
Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit
Eryngium planum Blue Hobbit

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit'

Amazing, metallic-blue thistle heads will take your breath away.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • A unique, compact blue form of Eryngium or Sea Holly which produces masses of thimble-sized blooms.
  • The perfect plant for a warm sunny border where its steely-blue flowers give height and contrasting structure.
  • Grows well in difficult conditions and will thrive in gravel or seaside gardens.
  • Easy to grow in a sunny well drained border or a large pot.  Needs little care - just remove spent blooms.
  • Supplied as an established plant in 9cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out as the weather warms.
9cm Potted - Item: 560565
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Product Description

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' is a unique, perennial dwarf Sea Holly which produces dozens of unusual spikes of flowers that are a favourite for cutting, whether fresh or dried. Naturally compact, plants are ideal when situated at the front of a border in full sun and also perform beautifully in pots and containers, where that can be mixed in with other plants for a summer display to remember!

The thimble-sized, metallic-blue flowers are surrounded by a collar of short spikes and are carried on short, blue stems that rise from the clump of rounded basal leaves in summer and early autumn to fill your pots and borders with colour and texture.

Each thistle-like head is composed of many smaller flowers, each of which provides a valuable nectar source for pollinating insects so naturally plants are very attractive to insects.

The masses of metallic-blue flower sprays remain attractive for weeks, shrugging off inclement weather and drought (when established) and look spectacular when grown in a gravel garden or seaside garden - their natural habitat!

For drying, pick stems just as the flower clusters open fully, and hang upside down to dry in a warm, dark place.

Supplied as an established plant in 9cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out as the weather warms. Note plants are dormant October - March so may show no leaves in the pot.

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Item 560565 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in 9cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out as the weather warms.

Plant Information

Top Tips

For drying, pick stems just as the flower clusters open fully, and hang upside down to dry in a warm, dark place.

Care Guide

  • Grow in dry, well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sun, with protection from winter wet.
  • Eryngium plants particularly dislike cold, wet soil in winter which may cause the crown to rot.
  • If planting on heavy soils, dig in plenty of coarse grit to improve drainage prior to planting.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
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50cm
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