• Photo taken at the Christmas Fair

    The Lasting Charm of Eryngium pandanifolium

    4th December 2014Stephanie's BlogStephanie Donaldson
    Eryngium-pandanifolium against a blue sky

    Eryngium-pandanifolium in October

    If you have the space for this very large plant – common name Giant Sea Holly – it really is a 5-star architectural presence in the garden at the end of the year. At Great Dixter they grow (and sell) the cultivar ‘Physic Purple’ that originated at the Chelsea Physic Garden.  I photographed it at the Plant Fair beginning of October and again at the Christmas Fair at the end of November and it was still looking superb. Its companions may have died back but it is still standing proud.

    Photo taken at the Christmas Fair

    Photo taken at the Christmas Fair