Eryngium Planium Blue Hobbit


  • Eryngium Planum ‘Blue Hobbit’

    Plant Fact File:

    • Plant Type: Perennial Flower
    • Common Name: Blue Hobbit Sea Holly
    • Variety: Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’
    • Mature Height: 12-18 inches (30-45 cm)
    • Spread: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
    • Bloom Color: Steel Blue
    • Flowering Period: Summer
    • Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9
    • Aspect: Full Sun
    • Soil Type: Well-draining, sandy or loamy soil
    • Uses: Borders, Rock Gardens, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers


    Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit,’ commonly known as Blue Hobbit Sea Holly, is a compact and unique perennial prized for its steel-blue, thistle-like flowers and spiky foliage. This dwarf variety is perfect for adding texture and interest to borders, rock gardens, or mixed containers.

    Key Features:

    • Compact Growth Habit: ‘Blue Hobbit’ forms a low mound of spiky foliage, reaching a height of 12-18 inches. Its compact size makes it suitable for smaller garden spaces or container planting.
    • Steel Blue Flowers: In summer, ‘Blue Hobbit’ produces distinctive spherical flower heads comprised of numerous small, steel-blue florets. The flowers are highly attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies.
    • Spiky Foliage: The foliage of ‘Blue Hobbit’ is deeply lobed and spiky, with a silvery-green color. The serrated leaves add textural interest to the plant and provide contrast with the soft, rounded flower heads.
    • Drought Tolerance: Sea Holly is known for its tolerance to drought and poor soil conditions once established. It prefers well-draining soil and thrives in sunny locations but can tolerate some light shade.
    • Long-lasting Flowers: The unique flower heads of ‘Blue Hobbit’ are not only attractive in the garden but also make excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried arrangements. They retain their color and shape well when dried.

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