Is it too late to start eryngium alpinum 'superbum' seeds now?
Hello fellow greenfingered peeps. I've just moved out of my parents into a flat and want to get some flowers in the front garden (the only garden I've got lol).
I've got some phacelia seedlings growing really nicely and healthy under a 85w 6400k fluorescent light in a grow cupboard I made. There's a powerful pc fan on the cupboard extracting the heat so don't worry about heat build up. I'm electrician by trade so no worries where electricity is concerned.
I want to grow some eryngiums, preferably the 'sea holly' which is the 'alpinum superbum' type. But from what I've read it sounds I'm a bit late as they take a long time to germinate and need a bit of a long cold spell first.
Is it too late for these kinds by now? I'm in East Yorkshire too. If so I will just grow them next year instead and grow globe thistles this year (echinops).
I want to attract a lot of bees and butterflies if I'm honest which is why I chose what I have as well as like the look of them. The globe thistle seeds are coming up after just a few days so I think I might be better of with those this year. What would you say peeps?