Attractive, blue-gray foliage and interesting blue flowers make excellent additions to fresh or dried bouquets. Best of all, this hardy perennial thrives in dry, sandy, sunny areas, and it even tolerates salty conditions!
Foliage TypeLower leaves heart-shaped, up to 6" long with margins covered in spiny teeth. Stem leaves palmately lobed, tinged with blue.
Flower FormThe 1 1/2" pineapple-like heads are subtended by several ruffs of delicate, pinnetely cut, steel blue bracts.
Soil RequirementsWell drained, open soil
Growth RateModerate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
PruningNone, except to cut back spent flower stems After flowering
Winter CareProtect from excessive winter moisture (standing water).
Additional InformationThis has an extended bloom time as the side branches produce abundant, albeit smaller flowers. These, along with the terminal flower forms an open, broad conical flowering head.
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Plant just below soil, 24 iches apart. Plant firmly and water in thoroughly. If potted, plant same depth as in pot.
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