Sea Holly Purple Sheen, botanically known as Eryngium leavenworthii, is a first year flowering perennial that boasts textural beauty sure to captivate every onlooker! Vibrant, exotic brilliant purple bloom heads emerge on multi-stem bracts of muted blue-gray stems dappled with thistle leaf type foliage. An outstanding cut flower and a wonderful variety for ornamental planting where architectural interest in your garden is desired. Notably drought resistant, this visually compelling variety is an easy keeper in sunny locations with support of surrounding plants. Blossoms transition from green to purple as they mature throughout the season creating an awesome ombre affect in the midst of high summer. A novel favorite of floral creatives and gardeners who love to grow curious and interesting varieties. Note: this variety behaves like an annual and should be grown as such by cut flower producers. Packet: 25 seeds.