Eryngium ovinum, Blue Devil
Eryngium ovinum is known as the Blue Devil and is a member of the Apiaceae family in company with the Flannel Flowers (Actinotus spp.) and the carrot. This would have to be the plant with the most unusual appearance in our cold climate garden.
Eryngium ovinum is a perennial herb, which dies down during autumn and emerges in late winter to flower in summer (read more).