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Friday, October 4, 2013

Eryngium planum 'Jade Frost', Favorite Plant of the Week, October 4, 2013

My favorite plant of the week is Eryngium planum 'Jade Frost', which I just bought.   It was not for lack of trying to start an Eryngium from seed, my Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Lace' with which I was enthralled failed to germinate for me, and E. leavenworthii, an annual, was started apparently too late, as it has been a very slow grower, and has been lengthening out to bloom, but the increasingly cold weather may prevent it from actually blooming, I will see what happens.  Next year I will start it much earlier, but it was a late choice.

Anyway, here is the lovely variegated 'Jade Frost'-





I hope it will do well planted out now, I find the metallic sheen and mysterious jagged bracts and leaves entrancing.

For other favorite plant picks of the week, join Loree of Danger Garden and see other posts linked in the comments section.


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    1. Thanks, I've been craving one of these for months!

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  2. Jade Frost is a really lovely variety. I have a couple too, but mine are already long past bloom. I hope it does well for you. Mine get so tall they flop, which is annoying.

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    1. It's great to hear someone else is growing them. I just hope it comes through the winter OK. It seems most of my tall plants flop.;-(

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  3. So many flowers!!! That's a great fav,

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    1. Thanks, Loree, I find it very impressive.

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  4. Such contrast between leaves and bloom makes it a fascinating plant!
    Love the purple color
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. I was already crazy about Eryngiums, and I also love variegated leaves, so Jade Frost is perfect from my point of view.

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  5. The Eryngiums are unique plants with loads of personality, aren't they? Rattlesnake Master (E. yuccifolium) grows wild around here. It's one of those plants that just taunts you to touch it. The shape, form, and color compliment the more feminine, showy plants. The color of your 'Jade Frost' is exquisite.

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    1. Thanks, I just love the dainty flowers with the different colors at different stages, and the metallic colors. Rattlesnake master seems intimidating, but I suppose the spines are soft on it too?

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