Blue green leaves edged in cream serve as a bright background for the multitude of silver blue spiny flowers. Jade Frost is prized by flower arrangers for their structure, color, and ability to dry well. Patented.
Eryngium are thistle-like flowers that blanket spiny foliage. Blooms hold their color while lateral flowers develop, until the entire stem is covered with mature blossoms.
Loves a sandy, well drained site - tolerates drought and neglect in hot dry spells. Cut down flower stems to prevent seeding or let it fill in a difficult spot. A long taproot makes it difficult to move or divide this plant, but can be done in spring if necessary. Plants will be slow to recover.