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Kew Collection Eryngium Miss Wilmot Ts Ghost Seeds

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Eryngium Miss Wilmot TS Ghost or Sea Holly is a striking and highly decorative plant that looks fantastic in borders. Alternatively Miss Wilmot is great for dried arrangements especially at Christmas!

This has attractive heart shaped basal foliage from which rise stems of steel-blue cones surrounded by prickly scalloped leaves. Once summer arrives the foliage changes from mid-green in colour to a wintry silver-grey. Miss Wilmot can be short lived however it will often self-seed before dying away.

Plant Type: Hardy Herbaceous Perennial
Flowering Period: Summer
Height: 90-100cm (36-40in).

Sow: February to July
Sow in trays or pots of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 65-70F (18-20C). Surface sow and just cover with vermiculite and do not exclude light. Germination can be slow.

After sowing seal container in a polythene bag and leave at 60-65F (15-18C) for 2 weeks then place in a refrigerator (not freezer) for 3-6 weeks. After this return to the recommended germination temperature. If germination does not occur in 6-10 weeks return to the fridge for a further 3-6 weeks. Examine regularly whilst in the fridge and remove immediately the seeds show signs of germinating.

Growing: Transplant seedlings when they are large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3



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