Agave eryngium (Eryngium agavifolium)
 

Agave eryngium (Eryngium agavifolium)

Agave eryngium (Eryngium agavifolium). Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Valérie75, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
URL
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eryngium_agavifolium_001.jpg

What Houzz contributors are saying:

But what about smaller things? There are scores of cold-hardy perennials that'll bring the tropics to your garden. One I'm finally trying this year is agave eryngium (Eryngium agavifolium, zones 5 to 9). Like other eryngiums, it's easy to grow in sun and well-drained soil (key to its survival in cold zones), and it's drought resistant once established. Its real appeal, however, comes from those glossy, serrated swords that give it a tropical flare. Agave eryngium forms rosettes up to 2 feet tall and wide, but in late summer, it sends up 4-foot-tall spears of quietly elegant, teasellike flowers. It's adored by bees and other beneficial insects.Photo by Valérie75 via Wikimedia CommonsMore:Great Design Plant: EuphorbiaGreat Design Plant: Canna 'Pretoria'

What Houzzers are commenting on:

helenscho added this to tropical backyard
May 25, 2014
sumac
kcfrapp2 added this to Landscape Ideas
April 24, 2013
Plant
krether added this to tropial garden
January 6, 2013
agave eryngium
mf9635 added this to Landscape
October 28, 2012
agave eryngium (Eryngium agavifolium, zones 5 to 9). Like other eryngiums, it's easy to grow in sun and well-drained soil (key to its survival in cold zones), and it's drought resistant once established. Its real appeal, however, comes from those glossy, serrated swords that give it a tropical flare. Agave eryngium forms rosettes up to 2 feet tall and wide, but in late summer, it sends up 4-foot-tall spears of quietly elegant, teasellike flowers. It's adored by bees and other beneficial insects.
pamsiek added this to Beach House landscape
September 4, 2012
the look
saralynn76 added this to saralynn76's ideas
August 2, 2012
Drought tolerant. Does well in cold.
shell7 added this to shell7's ideas
July 4, 2012
Agave enyngium
ruthieq added this to ruthieq's ideas
June 17, 2012
a thought for a garden..
mjchama added this to Gardens and Plants
June 8, 2012
Fantastic form.
casnash14 added this to casnash14's Favorites
May 18, 2012
Tropic
mjchama added this to mjchama's Favorites
May 4, 2012
Wild,spikey,want it.
celine12 added this to landscaping
April 26, 2012
Bring the Tropics to Your Cold-Climate Garden
inezadams197 added this to inezadams197's ideas
April 26, 2012
But what about smaller things? There are scores of cold-hardy perennials that'll bring the tropics to your garden. One I'm finally trying this year is agave eryngium (Eryngium agavifolium, zones 5 to 9). Like other eryngiums, it's easy to grow in sun and well-drained soil (key to its survival in cold zones), and it's drought resistant once established. Its real appeal, however, comes from those glossy, serrated swords that give it a tropical flare. Agave eryngium forms rosettes up to 2 feet tall and wide, but in late summer, it sends up 4-foot-tall spears of quietly elegant, teasellike flowers. It's adored by bees and other beneficial insects.
belleville added this to landscaping
April 26, 2012
Tropical looking plant
brunellita added this to brunellita's ideas
April 25, 2012
agave eryngium
catstex added this to Garden
April 25, 2012
tropical/cold: agave eryngium (Eryngium agavifolium, zones 5 to 9)
uffdaolsen added this to uffdaolsen's ideas
April 25, 2012
pond idea
Susan K added this to Outdoors and plants
April 25, 2012
Agave Eryngium. Zone 5 to 9. 2 ft tall and wide. late summer 4 ft tall spears of flowers.
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™