Eryngium varifolium Sea Holly



Eryngium variifolium is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with dark green, scalloped foliage marked by contrasting white veins. Also called Moroccan Sea Holly, Eryngium variifolium has erect, silver blue, branched stems that carry thistle-like umbels of steel blue flowers set above spiny, silvery bracts. This uncommon plant deserves more use in containers, rock gardens and cutting gardens.

Eryngium variifolium prefers full sun to very light shade and medium to dry, well-drained soil. Sea Holly is drought tolerant and survives in coastal conditions.


  • Common Names: Sea Holly
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days of placing it, either on a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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