Architectural and standing out from the crowd eryngium provide colour and texture to borders. 'Fluela' is different from most other eryngiums as it has violet purple flowers they are like small thimbles above spine like bracts carried on stems of the same colour over a mound of green leaves in July and August. Plant in any well drained soil in full sun, it looks good with contrasting rudbeckia and helenium for a bold statement or for a more sedate approach with pale pink sidalcea Elsie Hughes. It's attributes are it's attractiveness to bees and other pollinators yet not rabbits and if you can bear to cut it makes an excellent flower for the vase. Also very hardy it grows to a height of 60cm and spread of 45cm.