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ERYNGIUM [ Sea Holly ]


ERYNGIUM [ Sea Holly ]

... with background of Ceanothus "Zanzibar" ...



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Lovely,Terra..These are some of my favourite type of plants..they really make a statement,don't they? and the Ceanothus is a great backdrop for it .:o)

27 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Bloomer...
Yes, great structure on the sea holly plants ..
...the combination kept catching my eye as I was mowing my lawns, so I stopped to take a photo :o)

27 Jul, 2011

 

beautifull Terra, i have one but not as blue as this one, may get one ;o))

27 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks, Sandra...
First time I've grown a sea holly...
I was surprised how deep the blue is ... :o)

27 Jul, 2011

 

I haven't grown this either..just the Echinops..

27 Jul, 2011

 

Love the colour it's like a grey-blue - lovely

27 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you, Sheila ...
I'm fascinated by this sea holly ...
... looks rather prehistoric ...
... hope to grow more in the future... :o)

27 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely plant combo........do you know the variety of the sea holly?

27 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely Terratoonie :)))))))))

27 Jul, 2011

 

That's fantastic!

27 Jul, 2011

 

Fantastic colour. Really stands out. :o)

27 Jul, 2011

 

They look lovely together. How was the Ceanothus last winter? I've always avoided that one thinking they were more tender.

28 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Dotty, Paul, Meanie, Linda and Ann ...

The Sea Holly was purchased from a plant stall at a charity dog show... labelled as Eryngium planum...

I have 3 Ceanothus "Zanzibar" around my garden... all in different locations.. shaded, sunny, etc. and all survived the winter with only a small amount of leaf damage.

Does anyone know, please, whether the Sea Holly will self-seed ...
... and, if not, could I make plants more from cuttings ?

Thank you ...

28 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely plant, i had one last year not a clue where it is this year, hope you are ok xx.

28 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Clarice...

Thanks.. I hope you find that your Sea Holly has re-seeded somewhere in your garden...

I'm painting fence panels today.. Just had a friend visit for a while to help me turn the large panel over... and the next door poultry were screaming and screeching the whole time he was here .... I feel sorry for those fowl... :o(

28 Jul, 2011

 

Makes two of us feeling sorry for them, i always say its not the animals that are bad its the people who own them, it been trying to rain here for last couple of hours and its now getting quite heavy, do my grass good where the soil out my pond as been, i love my pond now, so pleased i did it. Keep your chin up. xx

28 Jul, 2011

 

Love the yellow/greens with the Eryngium, effective.

28 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Lulu ...
"Zanzibar" is a favourite of mine ..
I was amazed when I saw how very blue the Eryngium flowers have turned out :o)

Thanks, Clarice ...
I'm indoors, but can still hear the screeching fowl..:o(
Well done on your pond alterations...
I hope the rain helps your grass to thrive :o) xx

28 Jul, 2011

 

that's lovely Terra, i love these..

28 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Surreylad..
could you please answer my question from further up the thread.... will the sea holly self-seed or could I take cuttings ?
Thanks..

28 Jul, 2011

 

Beautiful blue TT, stands out perfectly in the garden.

28 Jul, 2011

 

Such a lovely plant. I would be interested to know if they will self seed or if you can take cuttings, and how to go about it if you can.

28 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Bob ..
This plant grew taller than I had imagined ! :o)

Thanks Homebird ..
I'm sure someone knows the answers ...

28 Jul, 2011

 

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/sea-holly--rattlesnake-master/
Hope this helps its a beauty lovely photo.

28 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Sixpence..
I also found another site which says propagation of Erygium planum can be by Division, Root cuttings, and Seed...

29 Jul, 2011

 

Yes it does self seed but very difficult to transplant as it has a very long taproot. Once you have got it it turns up all over the garden.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Terra, sorry only just saw your question, best way to do cuttings is by root cutting, seed germination is hard as seed needs to be fresh to have a chance to grow, propagate like poppies a good piece of root in a pot the same way as it was growing in the ground..

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks for the information, Bob and Surreylad :o)

29 Jul, 2011

 

Your welcome Terra :-))

29 Jul, 2011

 

They do self seed TT. I have had Erygium Planus in my rather rampant plot (see Corydalis Lutea) for a long time as a clump about 18 inches across. They overwinter as a low dome of leaves....the same as Helenium. I will put up a picture of Planus growing in my big Crinum pot for you. Not the first time it has had a go at this transfere, which is about 20 feet away. This time I didn't see it until it was about to flower. This year I have self seeded Bonariensis (rearranged) growing with Planus and Helenium Moorheim. The best combo of plants I have ever had....very long lasting, swaying misty blue/purple with Moorheim contrast.

29 Jul, 2011

 

That's interesting, Dorjac..
Do you have a pic. on GoY, please of the combo you mention at the end of your comment ?

29 Jul, 2011

 

a lovely shade of blue

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Jackie...
Really pleased with this plant :o)

29 Jul, 2011

 

Just been and taken a pic TT of 'the combo'. If you like a rampant busy herbaceous border look....this is the one for me. Unfortunately my Planus didn't like last winter too much. It hasn't got up as high and full as other years. I bought some bare roots in a Tesco pack and and one of them did really well. They might need some propping up too. I lost a good big clump in that drought and heatwave in 1976!!!!! Just going to put up the picture for you.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Dorjac... I'll take a look :o)

29 Jul, 2011

 

This is lovely specially with the back drop :)

30 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Whdebor ...
I have several Ceanothus "Zanzibar" in various aspects around my gardens... it seems to be more adaptable to shade/sun/exposure than expected. :o)

30 Jul, 2011

 

I've never grown these but they are a very striking plant, such a beautiful colour. Now I wonder if I can find a suitable spot.... :)

30 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Gee.
First time I have grown a sea holly, and I'm very pleased with it... yes, give it a try .... in the sun ...and not in one of your very damp areas.. Lol.

30 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely plant. I went to Renishaw gardens near to Chesterfield last week for the first time and their gardens are lovely and they had sea holly in the flowerbeds. Went on Wednesday as they are only open for a few days and the hall is open but not on Wednesday but we really enjoyed looking round the gardens.

31 Jul, 2011

 

what a beauty its stunning TT :)))

31 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Linda and Mark...

I'd never considered growing sea holly in the past ... but I am really pleased with it :o)

31 Jul, 2011

 

When I first grew it ages ago, I complained at the garden centre that E. Planus wasn't the bright electric blue I had seen at a garden visit.....I was told if I waited a little longer it would go from green to blue.....and it did. I was told on GoY a while back that it has an unpleasant aroma at some point in the flowering cycle. One evening I thought Spooky Cat had made a comfort stop.....put my nose near E. Planus and it the plant having a comfort stop!!!!! You do learn on GoY.

1 Aug, 2011

 

Lol. Dorjac...
I'll have a sniff of the Sea Holly, now and then, as I walk past. :o)

1 Aug, 2011

 

lovely arnt they TT.. i have these they have grown very tall.........

1 Aug, 2011

 

Hi Holly..

Lol.. I was expecting this plant to be much shorter, but I'm very pleased with it :o)

1 Aug, 2011

 

i think these are fantastic, they seem to glow out of the flowerbed.

1 Aug, 2011

 

yes so was i .....

1 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Sticki and Holly ..

they grow tall and glow tall ;o)

1 Aug, 2011

 

I have one and I counted about 25 bees on it the other day.

3 Aug, 2011

 

Hi Laura...

That's a good number of bees !
Great to know the sea holly attracts so many...

6 Aug, 2011

 

Thats really lovely Terra, something that doesn`t like my garden though, tried many times but without success..

7 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Lincs ...
I wonder why you have trouble growing sea holly ?

8 Aug, 2011

 

What a beautiful plant, lovely colour

31 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you Dian89 :o)

31 Aug, 2011

 

Isn't that gorgeous? I'd love to try growing something like that. What conditions does it prefer? As long as it doesn't require a seaview............. I've never seen the plants for sale or growing here, so that's one for the shopping list next time we're back in the UK

20 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Gattina ...

My own experience is that this does much better in the ground than in a pot... possibly because the conditions required are "sun, in well-drained soils"...

However, mine needed lots of watering when first planted.
Good luck when you buy yours :o)

20 Sep, 2011

 

Love the combo and I'm so jealous. Too many deer here and they love them too. Who would have thought :)

30 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Kimberly .. thanks.
Would the deer eat the sea holly and the ceanothus ?

30 Sep, 2011

 

I have no exposure to the ceanothus but yes to the sea holly unfortunately. I would have thought that being spiky would deter them but no such luck. Other yards are more fortunate but the deer all seem to live in mine and so therefor everything is put out as an offering for them, lol!

8 Oct, 2011

 

Lol. Kimberly ...
your sea holly is obviously the most tasty ! ;o)

8 Oct, 2011

 

very nice blue... i love it... i add this to fav...

13 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Sfmr555 .
Glad you added to your favs.. :o)

13 Nov, 2011

 

This is a stunning Eryngium Tt......on my wish list for this year! Xx

15 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Janey .. xxx

16 Jan, 2014

 

The Eryngium or sea holly is still snuggled up with the Crinum in its big pot TT. Still can't understand how it got there but it must have self seeded. As they spread from a leafy base that stays on show close to the ground all winter, I guess, like heleniums, they probably split up quite easily.

16 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Dorjac ..
My friend has some sea holly which has seeded all over the place, so that's probably how yours started growing in your pot.

16 Jan, 2014



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