Cut Flower Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Cerinthe major Purpurascens is a gorgeous hardy annual that has waxy blue-green foliage and tubular purple flowers that hang down inside deep blue bracts.
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.|
When to Sow Cerinthe major Purpurascens Cut Flower Seeds
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