Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott’s Ghost'

Full Sun
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Plant Details

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

Photo: Dominicus Johannes Bergsma [CC BY-SA]

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.