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ERYNGIUM giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

Commonly known as Eryngo, Giant sea holly

Grows up to 3 feet with silvery white flower heads. Will self seed readily.
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Seeds £5.00 per packet 

Any 3+ for £4.00 each

Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
Seeds may be available, check buying options below.
  • Deciduous - heart-shaped, mid-green basal leaves 7-16cm (3-6in) long.
  • White - silvery white
  • Height - 90cm (36in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rosette-forming, short-lived perennial. 6cm (2½in) long cones of flowers with bracts to 6cm (2½in) long. Flowers and bracts are prickly.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun - avoid winter wet.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. E. giganteum. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Named for Miss Ellen Wilmott (1853-1934)
  • Pests & Diseases - root rot, slugs, snails, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Caucasus, Iran,
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30cm (12in)

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