Monday, July 02, 2012

Miss Willmott's Ghost ~ 2012

Miss Willmott's Ghost (link) (aka Eryngium giganteum aka giant white sea holly) has graced my moon garden this year with not one but two blooming stalks, each roughly 36" tall and both are loaded with blooms. This doesn't happen every year. These plants come from the seed of a parent plant I added to the garden back in 1997. Here are a few photos I'd like to share.


Feathers said...

57An amazing plant! I've never seen one in my life before. Also by the way, I thought you used the dark paper very nicely in your last post. I've used black and other dark colored papers, and understand the difficulty.

Billie Crain said...

Miss Willmott is an under used plant, IMO. You rarely see it in Michigan gardens so it's no surprise that you've never seen it before, Anita.

Regarding the dark pastel paper, this particular color for some reason was a real challenge. It's a very dark, warm grey that looks almost aubergine in certain light. I've used black paper with less problems. I dunno....