Sea Holly Blue Glitter, scientifically known as Eryngium planum, is a highly sought after hardy perennial in zones 3 to 8 . Shimmering, metallic, fanciful eclectic blooms on sturdy long cobalt blue stems add exceptional textural and visual interest to any garden landscape. A prized favorite among floral creatives for its exceptional beauty and vibrant color, this is a must grow variety for cut flower producers looking to expand their unique textural offerings. An excellent fresh cut flower or used dried in everlasting arrangements. As plants get established and firmly rooted, they will produce an abundance of blooming bracts that just grow more robust each season with time. For this variety to bloom in the first year, plants must be started indoors early in the season. Prefers warm, sunny locations and is drought and poor soil tolerant as long as it is well drained. This FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner averages 32" to 36" inches tall and its blooms are a favorite hot spot for beneficial flies and wasps, as well as friendly pollinators in the garden. Use care in harvesting and wear gloves as this variety has thistle-like foliage with prickly leaves. Packet: 25 seeds.