Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sea Holly

A friend brought these over yesterday and what a treat. Definitely one of my favorite flowers and I have never seen them at a florist. The color of the leaves is an iridescent purple lavender with the most amazing arrangement of spikes on the leaves. I grow a variety in the garden, a tall stately plant, some call an architectural plant, which give them a certain gravitas. The whole plant is edible and although I have never tried it the young shoots are sometimes grown with out light and eaten like asparagus.                          
Sea Holly

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