Eryngium - Sea Holly (eryngium Planum) Organic - Non GMO - Flower

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Eryngium - Sea Holly (Eryngium Planum) Organic - Non GMO - Flower


Known for its unique and spiky blooms, which often have a metallic-blue or silver hue. The distinctive appearance of Sea Holly makes it a popular choice for ornamental gardens, adding both texture and visual interest to floral displays.

Despite its common name, Sea Holly (Eryngium) is not related to true holly (Ilex genus), which is an evergreen shrub or tree. Sea Holly belongs to the Eryngium genus and is part of the Apiaceae family, commonly known as the carrot or parsley family. While Sea Holly shares the name "holly" due to the resemblance of its leaves to true holly leaves, it is a herbaceous perennial plant known for its unique spiky flowers and is not botanically related to the holly trees or shrubs.

Healing Properties: Sea Holly (Eryngium) is primarily grown for its ornamental value, featuring spiky, metallic-blue flowers. While not typically known for medicinal properties, it is an attractive addition to gardens and arrangements.

Growing Instructions:

  • Seed Selection: Choose high-quality Sea Holly (Eryngium) seeds, selecting a variety that suits your garden preferences.
  • Soil Preparation: Plant sea holly seeds in well-draining soil. Sandy or loamy soils are preferable. Adding organic matter can improve soil structure.
  • Sowing Time: Start perennial sea holly seeds indoors in late winter or early spring. Alternatively, sow seeds directly outdoors after the last frost has passed.
  • Sowing Method: Sow the seeds on the soil surface, pressing them lightly into the soil. As sea holly seeds require light to germinate, avoid covering them too deeply.
  • Germination Time and Rate: Sea holly seeds typically germinate within 20 to 30 days. The germination rate may vary, so patience is key.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the germination period. Once the seedlings are established, sea holly is relatively drought-tolerant.
  • Sunlight: Sea Holly thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight for optimal growth.
  • Spacing: When transplanting or thinning seedlings, space them about 12 to 18 inches apart to allow for the sea holly's characteristic rosette growth.
  • Fertilization: Sea holly doesn't require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in spring is usually sufficient.
  • Maintenance: Prune dead or damaged foliage to encourage new growth. Sea Holly is generally low-maintenance but benefits from occasional grooming.
  • Winter Care: In colder climates, provide a layer of mulch around the base of the sea holly in late fall to protect the roots during winter.
  • Blooming Period: Sea Holly typically blooms in mid to late summer, showcasing its unique, thistle-like flowers. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering.
  • Cultivating perennial Sea Holly from Eryngium seeds adds a distinctive and enduring element to your garden. Enjoy the beauty of its spiky blooms and silvery foliage, making it an excellent choice for both garden beds and cut flower arrangements.
  • Seed count: 1/8 Gram