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Eryngium giganteum


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Description:
With its bluish-green leaves and large, silver-white flowerheads this sea holly is literally transfixing in the garden. In Victorian times Miss Willmott is said to have surreptitiously sprinkled the seeds of this species in other peoples’ gardens! Even after she had died Miss Willmott’s Ghost still haunted the gardens that she had visited. This peculiar genus from the carrot family is found around the world but with its centre of diversity in South America. There are also a number of European species.


Common Name: Miss Willmott’s Ghost

Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: White

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Some sea hollies are native to rocky and coastal areas, but the majority are grassland plants.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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