Best of the bunch

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

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.

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