Eryngium paniculatum seeds

Giant Sea Holly

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Quick Overview

  • Tall architectural plant with attractive rosettes
  • Long toothy bright green foliage
  • Very tall inflorescence
  • Hardy herbaceous perennial
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Description

Eryngium paniculatum, a South American Sea Holly known as Chupalla, is endemic to the southern half of Argentina and Chile all the way down to Tierra del Fuego. It has highly attractive foliage forming rosettes of long narrow green leaves that are serrated with margins of fine spines resembling a Puya. It forms a clumping colony that is a striking addition to the perennial garden and in summer it produces a tall flower-spike to 2m bearing tufty globular greenish-white flowers borne on spiky bracts.

Its long roots appreciate a deep soil and it does best in full sun. A sheltered wind-free aspect is ideal.  In the wild it is subjected to severe frosts and snow and seems to cope with the British climate quite well. Mulching in winter is only sensible.

Additional Information

Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Eryngium paniculatum var. chilense, Eryngium paniculatum f. junior, Eryngium paniculatum var. litorale, Eryngium subulatum
Geographical Origin Chile, Argentina
Cultivation Warm south-facing aspect, full sun, sheltered from the wind. Deep well worked, free-draining soil
Eventual Height 60cm. Flower-spike to 2m
Eventual Spread 1.5m, clumping
Hardiness Hardy down to at least -15C. Herbaceous perennial. Mulching is a sensible practice

Eryngium paniculatum seeds

Giant Sea Holly

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