The Blue Sea Holly
A wonderful foliage plant with brilliant flowers are Eryngium species with deep green foliage and wonderful blue flowers. However a few different forms exist such as the well known Eryngium Giganteum ‘Miss Willmott’s Ghost’. Long flowering throughout summer with silver cones and white flower petals.
Commonly called ‘Sea Holly’ this is one of the great plant for seaside plantings, it copes with poor sandy soils, extended dry periods and even the salt air.
Give it a light pruning after flowering, (deadheading) and thats about all of the care that it needs.
- E. amethistinum,
- E. campestre,
- E. giganteum,
- E. planum,
- E. pandanifolium,
- E. x tripartitum, variifolium.
- E. x zabelii “Violetta”
- Eryngium alpinum is known as Alpine Sea Holly.
Eryngium plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
Little Hampton, Vic 345
"Mail order nursery specialising in cottage garden perennials, flowering shrubs, Trilliums, Hostas and Pacific Coast Iris. Flat rate express postage - Except WA & TAS"
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.