Eryngium zabelii
Neptune's Gold

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Neptune's Gold is the world's first all-gold leaf Eryngium! Bright spring foliage, then amazing silvery-yellow bracts on flowers that become blue with age. Totally stable. Shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Award 2014; Winner UK Grower Awards Best New Perennial 2015.

Origin: Bred in the UK

Protection Status: EU PVR granted EU43635

Variety Name: Eryngium zabelii NEPTUNES GOLD

Benefits of using this variety

  • The world's first (and only) all-gold leaf Eryngium.
  • Electric blue flowers that are surrounded by bracts that are graduated from silver to gold. Stems become blue with age.
  • Excellent bright yellow foliage from early spring to mid summer, becomes bright lime green by late summer.
  • Suitable for cut flower use.


  • Height: 60cm
  • Width: 30cm
  • Flower time: early to mid summer.
  • Electric blue flowers with silver/gold bracts.
  • Bright yellow, broad foliage fades to bright lime by mid summer.
  • Requires vernalisation.

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