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Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost’

Giant sea holly

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite-grey
  • Leaf ColourSilver-blue
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost’ (Giant sea holly). Small, white flowers are borne with grey-white bracts in mid-summer.

Characteristics

Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Sea holly

Origin

Iran

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, foliage and habit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy. Grow in sun with fertile well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate species by seeds in the autumn, or selected forms by division in the spring or by root cuttings in winter.

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