Eryngium bourgatii ‘Picos Blue’ is also known as Sea Holly ‘Picos Blue’. It is part of the Apiaceae family of plants. This is a cultivar of Eryngium bourgatii which is more intense blue. Eryngium bourgatii’Picos Blue’ is native to Spain, Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, and France. It is hardy and can withstand temperatures down to -10° C. It is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial plant. It is named after Doctor Bourgat someone who helped Antoine Gouan, a French naturalist, who published the species in 1766.
Eryngium bourgatii’Picos Blue’ leaves are grayish-green with white veins. It flowers with a strong blue color. The flowers are thistle-like. It grows to about 60cm or 24in. The flowers appear in the summer.
How to grow Eryngium bourgatii’Picos Blue’:
Grow it in full sun. Plant it in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil. Protect it from wet winters. Propagate by divisions in spring. Don’t cut back the flowers if you like to have them around in winter.