The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'

sea holly

Photo of Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'


This stunning sea holly has long lasting, bright metallic-blue flowers that arrive in mid to late summer and usually last well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape and honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny, wildlife-friendly garden


  • Perennials

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained sun in full sun. Dislikes winter wet. Can be cut down to the ground after flowering in autumn but is best left over winter to provide winter interest.


Size: Small

Pot size: 4 litre

Eventual height: 70cm

Eventual spread: 40cm


  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline

Special conditions

  • Coastal