"A year and a half ago, this garden was mostly weeds. The gravel base was inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman’s garden in Dungeness in the UK. The flowers were bought over the Internet and have taken amazingly.
Required Reading: Beth Chatto's 5 Favorite Flowers for a Gravel Garden
Sea holly Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking (PBR)' Position: full sun Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August to October Flower colour: steely blue Other features: superb foliage Hardiness: fully hardy
Part of the Beth Chatto Gravel Garden - this woman is absolutely inspirational when it comes to designing around using the right plants for the right place - & vice versa. My gardening idol for over 20 years.