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. and it is hardy and can withstand temperatures down to -10° C. It is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial plant. It is named after a 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.
Plant it in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sun. 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.