2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Miss Willmott's Ghost Overview
Eryngium giganteum is also known by the name Miss Willmott's ghost. It is a robust, herbaceous, biennial or short-lived perennial species with a bushy habit. It doesn't usually exceed a metre in height and spreads to around half a metre wide. Produces heart-shaped leaves at the base and spiny stem leaves further up. Small blue flowers are produced in umbel arrangements, they are cone-like and thistley. Flowers are surrounded by prominent rosettes of light white to silver-grey, spiny bracts. This plant provides a fantastic display, growing best in full sunshine and dry, well-draining soil. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
How to propagate Miss Willmott's Ghost
Root cuttings in winter.
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Other uses of Miss Willmott's Ghost
Grown for their flowers, foliage and habit. Suitable for coastal conditions.