Eryngium giganteum Miss Wilmott's Ghost (Sea Holly) seeds
Highly ornate plant with heart-shaped foliage from which rise stems topped with very decorative steel-blue cones surrounded by a collar of spiky, scalloped leaves. Comes into its own at dusk when these amazing flower heads take on a ghostly, silvery-white hue! Brilliant for adding texture and contrast to the border and makes an excellent dried flower.
Hardy Perennial (can be short lived but selfseeds)
Packet of 25 seeds
RHS Plants for Pollinators.
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Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year except early-mid summer. Sow onto the surface of a good free draining damp seed compost and just cover with vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place and maintain a temperature of 15-18C for 3 weeks, then move to the refrigerator (3-5C) for 5 weeks. After this, place in propagator again at 15-18C where germination should occur in 6-10 weeks. If it doesn’t, return to the refrigerator for a further 3-6 weeks. Check regularly whilst in the refrigerator and remove immediately if any have germinated.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into 7.5cm pots and grow on in a coldframe and plant out 30cm apart the following spring.