Eryngium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae. There are about 250 species. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution, with the center of diversity in South America. Common names include Eryngo and Amethyst Sea Holly. Many species of Eryngium have been used as food and medicine.
Known for being very stern and independent. Strong, but simple in style. The flower that stands alone.
Colors, Shapes, And Availability
There are many varieties of Eryngium, but the 2 most popular varieties are the following:
Eryngium Blue Dynamite – Is a pretty, smaller, vibrant blue ornamental thistle. It is famous for its thistle shaped flower and is often used in Scottish wedding flowers. Long lasting and very hardy. Great shelf and vase life. Available all year round in lengths of 50cm thru 80cm.
Eryngium Blue Jackpot – Is a big blue cone flower surrounded by very large, frilled blue bracts. Strong stems are also blue near the top. Used mainly as a focal flower due to its cone size. Available all year round in lengths of 50cm thru 80cm.
Design Combinations with Eryngium
These two Eryngium varieties are both perfect for use in bouquets and arrangements. It can be a focal flower or fill space. It’s ability to fill up an arrangement or bouquets with its nice size.
Shop Care Tips
Very easy to care for. It has a great shelf life, so can remain in a box, in the cooler. But for optimal life, cut and put in water in the cooler.