Best of the bunch
Eryngium I’M loving the wonderful blues of sea holly this week. It’s not actually related to the holly family but is so-called due to its prickles.
This is an easy-care perennial that enjoys full sunshine and well drained soil.
My favourite cultivar is Big Blue which has super-sized flowers in a captivating metallic blue. I also love Jade Frost which has violet blue flowers and a nice creamy margin on the leaves.
Sea holly is great for attracting butterflies and bees, it’s a superb architectural plant and makes a lovely dried flower.