Many wide heads of silver white cones surrounded by large silver bracts. Forms a large, spiky plant which looks wonderful in a border.
This plant became known as ‘Miss Willmotts Ghost' due to the habit of Ellen Willmott, who was herself a spiky character, carrying seeds of this plant in her pocket and sprinkling them in gardens she visited. In this way she silently left a trail of the plant in her wake!
Eryngiums make a striking addition to dry, sunny borders and gravel gardens. They have thistle-like flowers, made up of tiny flowers packed together in a tight cluster, surrounded by a ruff of spiny bracts.
The flower heads are long lasting when cut and can also be dried.
Height and Spread: 100cm x 100cm
Common name(s): Sea Holly