Eryngium giganteum

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF

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Miss Wilmotts Ghost. As the legend goes Miss Wilmott would stealthily drop the seeds of this biennial into the gardens of those she visited. Sneaky girl. The plant would germinate and produce a low inconspicuous rosette of leaves the next year. The following year a tower of ghostly gray collared huge flowers on branched stems would appear- seemingly form nowhere. Freak. But my kind of freak. A really cool looking plant in bloom that photographs amazingly well by the way. To 3′ tall for full sun and open disturbed sites. It will reseed reliably in those conditions. The seedlings are easy to spot (if you know that you planted it on purpose) and move when they are very young. Makes a groovy large cut flower. This is the flower on our log. High deer resistance. Drought adapted.

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