Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Eryngium

Specie: Alpinum


English Name:


Common Name

Sea Holly: Queen of the Alps: Blue Star

Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Apiaceae

Name in English: Carrot or Parsley Family

The Plant

Origin: Native of the Alps, Jura and northwestern Balkan mountains.

Growth Habit: herbaceous, perennial

Flower: Spiky bracts that resemble steely blue feathers with matching doral flower head.

Blooming Period: june - october

Leaf: basal leaves are oval or heart shaped: toothed edge : cauline leaves are sessile


great texture. form. source of "blue"

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: long lasting 1-2 weeks

Amount of water: moderate

Nutrition: preservative/food

Special handling: Ethylene sensitive, keep away from drafts and direct sunlight

Special feature/remarks:

suitable as dried flower