Cerinthe major Purpurascens Cut Flower Seeds x 8. An exotic looking but very easy to grow plant that is ideal in flower borders, containers and makes the most unusual cut flower. It reaches a height of 45cm by 30cm and it self-seeds easily but this could be viewed as an advantage. Lots of free Cerinthes!
It’s common name is ‘Honeywort’ and this could either be a reference to its attraction to bees who love the colour blue/purple so Cerinthes are positively buzzing in Summer or to its lovely fragrant scent.
Cerinthe major Purpurascens is a versatile eye-catching flower – it contrasts perfectly with rich red, cerise and vibrant orange but compliments more subtle shades of pink, yellows and whites beautifully. It’s thick greyish blue foliage acts as a wonderful foil for other star players too!
Cerinthe major Purpurascens Cut Flower Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx. 8 seeds per pack.|
|When to Sow:||February-April undercover or direct sow April-May and/or August-September.|
|Site Conditions:||Sunny, well-drained soil.|
|How to Sow:||Soak the seeds in water for 12 hours prior to sowing.
Either sow seed undercover (Feb-Apr) into a seed tray, cover with a thin 5mm layer of fine compost and keep at 10-15°C. When seedlings are large enough to handle ‘pot on’ into 9cm pots. Transplant out in April, spacing plants 30cm apart.
Alternatively direct sow seed thinly (Apr-May and/or Aug-Sept) into a well-prepared bed. Lightly cover with a thin 5mm layer of soil. Keep area moist until seedlings appear. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to 30cm apart.
|Care:||Just keep weed free. Water in dry spells.|
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