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