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Sea Holly 'Amethyst'

Sea Holly 'Amethyst'


Sea holly amethyst seeds - Bluey Amethyst spikey flowers circled by silvery bracts.


Eryngium amethystinum


Approx 15 seeds 


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    Grown for its architectural qualities this sea holly is beautiful in both fresh bouquets and dried.  Once established this is a drought tolerant perennial that will just keep on giving.



  • How to make these beauties grow




    Sow: Anytime.  Alternatively sow in autumn and leave In a cold frame over winter - make sure it's kept moist.


    How: Surface sow and lightly cover with dirt and vermiculute. Cold stratification is required - place in fridge for 2 weeks after sowing.

    Can autumn sow and allow cold stratifcation occur naturally over winter. If you do not experience cold winters I highly recommend cold stratifying in your fridge. 


    Space: 50cm   




    Where: Full sun


    Days to Maturity: 365


    Pick: When the flower heads have formed



  • Notes From The Garden



    This particular sea holly can be slow growing in the early stages. However it's totally worth it as once establised it's a stunning colour and plant - requiring little to no maintenace. Sometime you've just got to play the long game! 


    Autumn sown plants will flower in the 1st year - but not until late summer.



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