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Eryngium Giganteum 'Silver Ghost' - Sea Holly, Eryngium

Eryngium Giganteum 'Silver Ghost' - Sea Holly, Eryngium

Type Herbaceous, Container-friendly, Deciduous
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Spikey
Colours Blue Foliage, Blue-silver Flowers (Summer)
Care Regular maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium growing

This lower growing Erygium looks good at the front of a border where is outstanding silver foliage can be seen. The display of silvery flower spikes in mid to late summer are an added bonus, and the long lasting flowers can be cut and dried for indoor use. Ideal with other sun loving Mediterranean plants and lowish grasses.

Cultivation tips: Eryngium's like it a sunny warm location with fertile yet never wet soil. Ideal for a dryish border in full sun. Cut back to ground in autumn and avoid planting where foliage will be drowned by surrounding plants. Flower spikes might need staking.
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