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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Eryngium  - Sea holly


Detail of my Frightis Botrytis! design done

Common name

Sea holly


Siberia through to the Southern parts and all the way to Central Europe


Due to its popularity as a cut flower, the genus Erynguim has more than 200 species ranging from the very spiky “Blue bell” to the large “Super Nova”


Metalic blue, silver and grey

Vase life

Up to two weeks




I love how edgy the flowers look especially when combined with metal or wire. Traditionally used as a “filler flower” but lately it has become popular and has even been seen as a focus in bridal designs and body flowers.


Sea holly prefers cooler temperatures. Condition overnight in deep cold water

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Related Designs

30 October 2012 Frightis Botrytis!

Weave a Midelino cane coil harvest basket to display ghost pumpkins and frightful woolly "botrytis" in. Have a fun Halloween everyone!

5 September 2012 Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Just Right!

My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting