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Eryngium giganteum


Miss Willmott’s Ghost

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.205.150


Also known as Giant Sea Holly, this species produces very large spiny flower heads in an unusual silvery-grey shade, with a greenish cone in the centre. Tends to act as a self-seeding biennial, coming back for several years without becoming a troublesome weed. Flowers are superb for cutting, fresh or dried. Garden mythology claims that English plantswoman Ellen Willmott used to secretly scatter seeds of this plant while visiting other peoples' gardens. Drought tolerant once established.

Further details for
Eryngium giganteum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Eryngium giganteum


Miss Willmott’s Ghost

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.205.150


Also known as Giant Sea Holly, this species produces very large spiny flower heads in an unusual silvery-grey shade, with a greenish cone in the centre. Tends to act as a self-seeding biennial, coming back for several years without becoming a troublesome weed. Flowers are superb for cutting, fresh or dried. Garden mythology claims that English plantswoman Ellen Willmott used to secretly scatter seeds of this plant while visiting other peoples' gardens. Drought tolerant once established.

Further details for
Eryngium giganteum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.