THE ERYNGIUM, A PRICKLY FLORAL TREASURE
The Eryngium is famous for its thistle-like shaped flower and it is often used in modern floral arrangements. Its flowers range from cobalt blue to a deep purple colour. With the exception of Eryngium Alpinum White Star – the flowers on this variety are nearly white.
On the left you can see our Eryngium specialist Maarten holding his favourite variety: Magnetar Questar. On the right you can see an overview of our Floral Gallery.
ORIGIN OF THE ERYNGIUM
Back in the days the roots of the Eryngium were served to patients to cure indigestion and ease stomach complaints. It was also used to boost the libido of ageing men. The name of the Eryngium is derived from the Greek word eruggarein, which means eructate, probably because of its cure for indigestion.
SHAPES AND SIZES OF THE PRICKLY FLOWER
The colourful foliage and flowers are fantastic in floral arrangements, both fresh and dried. The most commonly grown varieties of Eryngium have coloured foliage in the shades silver, green, blue, purple and white. The flowers are cone-shaped and surrounded by a wispy crown of bracts. We especially love the eye-popping shade purple.
The Eryngium varieties from left to right: 1 Magnetar Questar, 2 Blue Dynamite, 3 Supernova Questar, 4 Sirius Questar, 5 Discovery, 6 Key Stone and 7 Vega Questar.
DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE ERYNGIUMS IN YOUR FLOWER DESIGNS