(Miss Willmott's Ghost)
40 seeds $3.75
Eryngium giganteum blooms in late summer with cone-shaped, green flowers above spiny, silver-gray bracts. The foliage is attractively marbled. It makes a good companion plant for ornamental grasses and other perennials. Eryngium 'Miss Willmott's Ghost' is stunning in the garden, and it's a terrific dried or cut flower. According to legend, the famous English plantswoman, Miss Ellen Willmott, secretly sprinkled these seeds in the gardens she visited. It self-sows nicely. Drought tolerant.
Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost' was given the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
Also known as Sea Holly and Eryngium giganteum 'Silver Ghost'. Hardy biennial or short-lived perennial in zones 5-9.
Sowing Eryngium giganteum Seeds
Eryngium giganteum needs fluctuating temperatures to germinate. Sow outdoors in the fall. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun. Well-drained soil.