Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ is a compact cultivar with small, steely silver turning pale blue flowerheads. It is perfect for growing at the front of a herbaceous border, in a scree or gravel garden or in a container, and makes a wonderful cut flower,both in fresh and dried arrangements. Like most Eryngos it prefers a free-draining soil, in a sunny position. Protect from excessive winter wet.
Eryngiums make a striking addition to dry, sunny borders and gravel gardens. They have thistle-like flowers, made up of tiny flowers packed together in a tight cluster, surrounded by a ruff of spiny bracts. The flowerheads last well when cut and can also be dried. They in the carrot family and usually have a deep tuberous root system.