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The Eryngium, or Sea Holly, is one of the plants I would love to grow in my garden but cannot. Since it needs excellent drainage and full sunshine it cannot cope with my heavy clay soil and the abundance of trees that block the howling winds. 28 more words


Silent Sunday: Flowers grown for drying

Accrolinum, statice, ammobium. xeranthemum, eryngium, nigella, nicandra, lavender, achillea.


Eryngium giganteum

Latin Name: Eryngium giganteum
Common Name: Miss Wilmott’s ghost
Family: Apiaceae
Plant type: biennial
Origin: Caucasus
Hard Zone: 4-7
Mature Size: 4′ x 3′
Leaf: heart-shaped, and smaller spiny ovate stem leaves… 22 more words


Three Eryngiums

It’s difficult to photograph tall, narrow plants, but I have done my best to represent Eryngium agavifolium. This impressive stalk stands a bit taller than me, about five and a half feet. 341 more words


Beeline for sea holly

Who would have thought that something as stark and prickly as sea holly (Eryngium) would be so attractive to bees.

My son loves this spiky plant and it was in his garden the other day when I stopped and observed one plant covered with bees. 97 more words

In The Garden