The Quest for Eryngium Questar® - Part 2
About the origin of the names of our Eryngium Questar® seriesBack to stories
eter and Diana Sinneger, our Eryngium breeders, were inspired by the celestial bodies for the names of their Eryngium series. ‘Questar’ comes from the word ‘quest’. A search, or exploration, if you will. This quest led them into a world of stars, planets, and constellations:
Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky. It is named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology.
Eryngium Orion Questar® is the oldest and most popular variety. It is characterised by the blueish flower petals surrounding the head.
A Supernova is a powerful and luminous stellar explosion. This transient astronomical event occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star or when a white dwarf is triggered into runaway nuclear fusion.
Eryngium Supernova Questar® is the only thistle with a green tip, there is none like it. Supernova features the largest flower within the Questar® series.
Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. Its name is derived from the Greek word Seirios, which means ‘glowing’ or ‘scorching’. Being the brightest star, it played an important role in the ancient navigation of the Pacific Ocean.
A perfect name for the bright Eryngium Sirius Questar®. Sirius is the only white Eryngium Questar® on the market and is cultivated in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Aquarius is a winter constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, between Capricornus and Pisces. Its name is Latin for ‘watercarrier’. Aquarius is one of the oldest of the recognized constellations along the zodiac.
Eryngium Aquarius Questar® is a blue, cone-shaped, and very popular variety. The flower head is thicker than other varieties.
A Magnetar is a type of neutron star believed to have an extremely powerful magnetic field, formed by the collapse of a star. Magnetars are the most powerful magnetic objects detected throughout the universe.
Eryngium Magnetar Questar® is one of the newer Eryngiums and is very powerful, just like its namesake. Magnetar is easily recognisable by its large, round, blue head and is becoming increasingly popular.
The Eryngium Questar® series is produced in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe. The series is available all year round in various grades and lengths.