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Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit
Eryngium Blue Hobbit

Eryngium 'Blue Hobbit'

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…

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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 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, 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.

PLANT FEATURES
  • Max Height:50 cm
  • Max Spread:50 cm
  • RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Easy To Grow
CARE 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.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 5 to 7 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

We send most of our orders via a fully tracked courier service with Yodel. We will send you a tracking link as soon as your order has been dispatched. To avoid perishable items being stuck at depots and deteriorating, we will not require a signature on delivery, and we ask out couriers to leave your item in a safe place ad your delivery address.

*Please note, once your item has been delivered, we cannot be held responsible for loss or theft from your delivery address. If you have delivery instruction and require our courier to leave your item in a specific place, please let us know - there is an option to leave a message for the courier at the checkout.

For smaller and single-item orders, we may send these via the post with Royal Mail - Tracking will not be available for orders sent via this method.

**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

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Height 4-6cm

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Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

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Easy

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Height 14-20cm

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