About Eryngium Blue Glitter
We first noticed Eryngium when a friend grew buckets full for her cut flower business. They were impressive! Eryngium ‘Blue Glitter’ is rich with steel blue flower heads surrounded by a blue star collar. The blooms appear on heavily branched stems throughout summer. Beyond its floral beauty, a bonus feature is its extraordinary ability to withstand drought and according to the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension they are deer resistant.
Eryngium Blue Glitter
Planting and Growing Eryngium
Make sure your Eryngium “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flowering!