Sea Holly Silver Ghost, botanically known as Eryngium giganteum, is a vastly improved version of Miss Wilmott's Ghost. This interestingly transformational flowering perennial will require your patience for a season to receive the reward of a fully evolved version of itself! Although first year flowering, this plant will emerge in season one with soft green foliage. After the season it will die back to a dormant tuber and emerge the following seasons in its full, adored glory. Shimmering metallic silver-grey foliage shows off outstanding flower heads that will take your breath away! An absolute conversation piece in any garden setting and super satisfying for the gardener who desires to grow architecturally interesting species.
Plants grow to 40" inches. Test your germination skills with Silver Ghost who prefers several weeks of cold damp soil to fully germinate (without any artificial heat as it drives the seed further into dormancy). Seed requires cold stratification. Once established, Silver Ghost is drought tolerant and will freely self sow without becoming a pesky weed. The ghostly luminosity of this stunning plant will captivate and impress you. A coveted treasure for all floral creatives who use it both fresh and dried! Enjoy! Packet: 25 seeds.