Eryngium & Carthamus
Eryngium is also known as Sea Holly. Eryngium is an ornamental blue thistle and is very popular when it comes to Scottish wedding flowers. The colour of eryngium ranges from cobalt blue through to dark purple with the exception of Eryngium White Star & Eryngium Sirius Questar which are nearly white.
Carthamus, (also known as Safflower), is a thistle like flower with orange and yellow flowering varieties usually available. Carthamus is also used to make a red dye called 'carthamin'.