Eryngium, (otherwise commonly known as Sea Holly), is a genus of the Apiaceae family. Eryngium is famous for it's thistle shaped flower and is often used in Scottish wedding flowers. Eryngium flowers range from cobalt blue through to deep purple in colour with the exception of eryngium Alpinum White Star - the flowers on this variety are nearly white.
Many people think Echinops, (otherwise known as the Globe Thistle), is a variety of Eryngium, but although very similar, infact it is a genus of the Asteraceae family.
In the wholesale flower markets eryngium is sold in wraps of between 10 & 25 stems and is available in stem lengths of 50 - 80cm tall.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut eryngium / sea holly please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the eryngium in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the eryngium in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.