Eryngium pandanifolium 'Physic Purple'
eryngo 'Physic Purple'
'Physic Purple' is an evergreen, herbaceous perennial with blue-green, sword-shaped leaves up to 2m long. Small, cone-like clusters of tiny red-purple flowers are produced on massive, branched flower stems up to to 4mtall, in from late summer to mid autumn
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Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Eryngium can be annuals, biennials or perennials with simple or divided leaves, often spiny edged, and cone-like flower-heads often surrounded by an involucre of conspicuous spiny bracts
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How to grow
Requires a sheltered position in moist, well drained fertile soil in full sun
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back old flowering stems after they have finished
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