Contact Us Links Sitemap
www.Landscaping and Garden Design

Landscaping-and-Garden-Design.com are affiliates of B&Q and deep link to the B&Q website Garden and Leisure section

Thompson & Morgan - One of the UK's leading mail order suppliers of quality gardening products. Established in 1855, our range now includes over 6,000 plants, bulbs, seeds, fruit, seed potatoes plus many more products.

H. Perennial & Old Fashioned Garden Plants & Flowers by John Wood
 Award-winning, natural gardening at Wiggly Wigglers

ARTICLE PAGES:

Build a Brick Barbecue
Children's Gardens
Garden Boundaries

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers - Author: John Wood - Landscaping and Garden Design - By variety in grouping, positioning and plants of interest can be inspected more leisurely - The seasons and the weather will not admit more than casual walks in the garden.


Garden Design Website Build

B&Q BUYERS GUIDES:

Barbecues
Fencing
Garden Buildings
Garden Power
Lawnmowers


Pressure Washers
Garden Care & Watering
Garden Décor
Garden Tools & Equipment

@@ Landscaping and Garden Design


Tatton Park Flower Show - Opens in a new window

FIND:

Lawn Turf


Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers - Author: John Wood - Landscaping and Garden Design - There is little temptation to remain in a given spot - For that reason and because occasional visitors can see the garden from the windows of the house - It is a good plan to form in laying out a garden.

Featured Companies






Gardening |  Garden Buildings |  Garden Decking |  Garden Designers
Ponds and Water Features |  Garden Lighting |  Garden Inspiration
Gardening Catalogue Service | 


Eryngium Giganteum - Hardy Perennial

Author: John Wood

Eryngium Giganteum - Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers

Eryngium Giganteum Described.

Eryngium Giganteum - Eryngium Giganteum.
Great Eryngo; Nat. Ord. Umbelliferæ.

This hardy species was brought from the Caucasus in 1820. The genus, though not commonly patronised as garden subjects, are, nevertheless, highly ornamental, and when well grown much admired. Specimens are of various heights, according to position and nature of the soil; under ordinary conditions they will be 2ft. to 3ft. high at the blooming period.

As will be inferred from the order to which the Eryngium belongs, the flowers are aggregate, of a changeable blue, and arranged in cone-shaped heads 1½in. long; the heads are neatly embraced by an ample bract of prickly leaves; the main flower stem is well and evenly branched, each node being furnished with leaves which clasp the stems; they are, like those of the flower bract, deeply cut and prickly; the radical leaves are very different, long stalked, large heart-shaped and toothed, of good substance and a glossy green colour. The whole plant has a rather stiff appearance, the flower stems, together with the stem leaves, are of a pleasing hue, nearly the colour of blue note paper; this is characteristic of several of the genus, and adds greatly to their effect. Specimens look well with a grassy foreground or in borders.

Shedstore for Garden Buildings Fencestore for fencing

Order Gardening Catalogues

Eryngium Giganteum

Their culture is easy, provided the soil is of a light nature; a sunny position is needful, in order to have the tops well coloured. Propagate by division of strong and healthy clumps when dormant. Wireworm and grub are fond of the roots; when the plants appear sickly, these pests should be looked for.

Flowering period, August and September.


Sponsored Links:

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers, Landscaping Software, Landscaping Design, Landscaping Jobs, Landscaping Plants, Landscaping Supplies, Landscape Design Software, Garden Design,

About Our Sponsored Links


Luxury Garden Buildings

Glogrow - How does your garden grow?

Privacy Policy - © JeGraNet.com 2008 to 2013 - All rights reserved