Plant Combinations: Eryngium - Sea Hollies

 

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Lavender and Lilies of the Nile

Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming down an outdoor area overheated after a warm summer day.

A Naturalistic Border Idea with Perennials and Grasses

Awash with colors and shapes from mid summer to fall, this naturalistic planting is really fascinating. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.

A Lovely Contemporary Garden Idea

This lovely contemporary garden, rich in texture and interest, features a dining terrace with a cedar patio table cantilevered over an area richly planted with drifts of Verbena, Nepeta, Agastache and Lavandula. All of this delicately veiled by Deschampsia cespitosa.

A Fragrant and Colorful Summer Border Idea

This Mediterranean climate border is almost overwhelming in its profusion of colors, shapes and textures. All plants are deer and drought resistant.

A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Eryngium, Helenium and Lavandula

Easy to replicate, this naturalistic planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.

An Easy-Care Border Idea with Kniphofia, Achillea and Eryngium

With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) and Sea Hollies (Eryngium bourgatii) are wonderful herbaceous perennials to combine in beds and borders. This perennial combination enjoys a long season of interest, is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, is deer and rabbit resistant, and drought tolerant.

An Eye-Catching Spring Border with Allium, Sword-Lilies and Grasses

Adding a hot punch of color in the late spring garden, bold magenta Gladiolus communis ssp Byzanthinus (Byzantine Gladiolus) and purple Allium 'Firmament' (Ornamental Onion) hover around the exceptionally graceful Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa Tenuissima) and the luminous Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' (Mediterranean Sea Holly). Adding grace and cheerful color to the landscape, this plant combination will put a smile on your face for many weeks!

A Pretty Spring Border with Allium, Eryngium and Grasses

Gleaming with a metallic sheen, Allium 'Firmament' is an impressive Ornamental Onion with particularly long-lasting flowers. It is combined in this late spring garden with the exceptionally graceful Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa Tenuissima) and the luminous Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' (Mediterranean Sea Holly).

A Glowing Border Idea with Architectural Perennials and Grasses

Wonderfully bold, this perennial border combines colors and shapes to create a long-lasting and spectacular effect from summer to fall. All plants are deer resistant, drought tolerant and low maintenance.

A Prairie Planting Idea with Echinacea, Penstemon and Eryngium

Perfect for dry and sandy soils, this luminous prairie style planting brilliantly associates the cheerful Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower) and elegant Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) with the vertical scarlet spires of Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (Beardtongue).

A Pretty Prairie Planting Idea with Echinacea pallida, Eryngium and Agastache

This prairie style planting is composed of vigorous perennials which will add drama in your garden from early summer to fall.

A Long-Lasting Summer Border Idea

Bring interest to your garden path!

A Lovely Prairie Planting Idea with Echinacea, Perovskia and Miss Willmott's Ghost

Fast growing while bumblebees and butterflies dance attendance, all these perennial plants are low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, and make excellent cut flowers.

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Miss Willmott's Ghost

Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks

A Prairie Planting Idea with Helenium, Rudbeckia and Grasses

The charm and appeal of this prairie planting comes from the glowing beauty of its flowers and from the grace of its ornamental grasses. Planted in masses and drifts of color, rudbeckia, crocosmia, helenium, echinacea, eryngium create drama and impact. Blooming in succession over a long season, they are interplanted with stipa and calamagrostis for a naturalistic meadow effect. These grasses will provide a great show in fall after the flowers are long gone.

A Perfect Summer Border with Tiger Lilies, Echinacea and Sea Holly

Who can resist a border overflowing with colorful perennial flowers? Fairly easy to replicate, this festive border includes a few spectacular elements which provide striking color and contrast to the perennial border

A Fragrant Summer Border with Roses, Lavender, Pinks and Sea Holly

Colorful blossoms and delightful fragrance that will entice the senses! Create this border where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck!

A Pretty Perennial Planting Idea with Echinops, Eryngium and Sedum

Fairly easy to replicate, this interesting prairie planting includes a few spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks.

An Easy Perennial Planting Idea with Echinops, Eryngium and Perovskia

Fairly easy to replicate, this pretty prairie planting includes a few spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks.