Eryngium giganteum Miss Willmott's Ghost
Eryngium giganteum Miss Willmott's Ghost

Eryngium giganteum Miss Willmott's Ghost

SKU: S28925
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Sea Holly
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Aug
Mature Height: 30-36" Spacing: 18-24"
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Eryngium giganteum Miss Willmott's Ghost is the giant of the genus, with large, 2½" cones of a blue so pale they appear white at a distance. They rest on 6″ wide gray bracts that are dramatically veined silver. The ghostly coloring and the sculptural quality of this plant suggest placement in a position of prominence. Bloom is in June and July, but the flower heads remain attractive through August and beyond. Plants are generally biennial; a heavy crop of seedlings ensures a perennial display.

This highly distinctive genus offers shapes and shades unlike anything else, and valued for that reason. From low rosettes, Eryngiums send up branching stems crowned with domed flower heads in shades of blue. The stiff and spiny leaves that lie below are likewise colored, as are the stems. Most species thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.

For more information on the growing and care of Eryingium, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 Reviews) Write a Review

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Healthy plant!

Just received my lovely plant, nice size well packed, and looks so healthy! I'm excited to see it grow!

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very unique beauty

I forgot what I had planted and remembered it should be silvery blue. It really does stand out nicely against my common variety flowers. It's been a wet spring/summer and this plant is very tall and sturdy. No showy flowers, but the plant it'self is the attraction.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: er-in'gee-um 

Grow Eryngium in average, well-drained soil—thrives in sandy soil. Sea Holly tolerates drought and salt spray.

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