First golden leaved eryngium

Eryngium zabelii ‘Neptune's Gold’ - photo: Graham Spencer, Plants for Europe

Eryngium zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold’ – photo: Graham Spencer, Plants for Europe

UK nursery Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants will introduce Eryngium zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold’ at the Chelsea Flower Show (May 20-24) in the UK. It is bred by Neil Alcock, manager at plug and liner producer Seiont Nurseries. According to the shows press-information “this fabulous new Eryngium has yellow foliage and flower bracts followed by the blue flowers, giving it a wonderful colour contrast. This is a superb new border perennial or container grown plant.” Graham Spencer from royalty management agency Plants for Europe dedicated a facebook page to Eryngium ‘Neptune’s Gold’. The headline of that page is: “Eryngium zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold’ – the world’s first golden leaved sea holly – bred in the UK.” People can follow the latest news about this new cultivar on facebook or follow Twitter hashtag #neptunesgold.” This eryngium also got an own website.