Eryngo is a very striking, unusual and decorative garden plant and it originates from South-East Europe and Central Asia. The unusual, round, blue grey flowerheads stand on very sturdy blue grey, out brancing stems and are surrounded by very slim, spicky, blue grey leaves. This variety is very well suited for the growing in the perennial border, as backdrop for the anual border, as cut flower and dried flower and in the bee and butterfly garden. Hardy perennial. Height: 120 cm.
Flat sea holly
Outdoor sowing: january - march
Germination: 7 - 21 days
Germination temp. : 10 - 18°C
Sowing depth: shallow - 1 mm
Plant distance: 50 - 60 cm
Plant position: full sun
Flowering period: june - september
Sow outdoors from january on because this seeds needs a cold period to germinate and erygno has a penroot and because of this root is very hard to transplant. Sow on a sunny plot with some free draining soil, preferbly sandy soil. Sow thinly and shallow and press the seeds gently in the soil. Keep moist and weedfree.
Thin the seedlings, when they're large enough to handle to about 50 - 60 cm apart. This variety can reseed itself and is very well suited for a wild garden. This plant needs a sturdy support.