Eryngium giganteum Miss Willmotts Ghost, named for Miss Ellen Willmott (1853-1934) is a very hardy herbaceous perennial which grows up to 1 metre (3ft) with silvery white flower heads.
Also known as Eryngo or Giant Sea Holly this attractive deciduous plant is rosette-forming and produces heart-shaped, mid green basal leaves 7-16cm long. The long cones of flowers have bracts 6cm long and both the flowers and bracts are prickly.
An attractive addition to the herbaceous border this plant is very hardy and can withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F) making it suited to the UK climate even in exposed upland locations.
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- Eryngium giganteum Miss Willmotts Ghost - a very hardy herbaceous perennial
- Deciduous rosette forming plant
- Named for Miss Ellen Willmott (1853-1934)
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Silvery white flower heads
- Originates from Caucasus, Iran
- Great for wildlife - nectar and pollen for insects
- Height 90cm (36in) Spread 30cm (12in)
- Very hardy to -20°C (-4°F)
- Prefers full sun and well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
- Flowers June to September
- Readily self seeds
- Supplied in 1.5-2 Litre pots
- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery