Plant type

Herbaceous perennial

Height & spread

20-60cm x 30cm

Wildlife benefit

Bee, bumblebee and butterfly nectar plant

  • As the name suggests, this British native is excellently adapted to living near the sea.
  • Prickly foliage, metallic silver stems and blue, thistle-like flowers are borne from July-September.
  • Very attractive for adult butterflies.
  • Rich in nectar, it makes a good bee and bumblebee plant.