Cerinthe Major Purpurescens


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Cerinthe Major Purpurescens

Cerinthe Major Purpurescens

Also known as “Honeywort”, Cerinthe major just glows in the spring garden…

One of the first to bloom and one of the most commented on through our Instagram stories. Its hard to put your finger on the exact colour it really is…. always the sign of a special flower!

Graceful blue, purple bells hang from arching silvery, green, grey foliage.

Needing a period of cold to germinate, once grown it will gentle self sow, quickly settling itself into the perfect location in your garden…

These chunky seeds are big and easy for little ones to help and learn in the garden….

Once seen, forever smitten , Cerinthe major combines beautifully with other Spring flowers.

A fantastic bouquet filler and a handsome garden plant…. the bees love it!

How to grow:
Treat it like a sweet pea, soaking the seed for a few hours (or overnight) before sowing. Autumn or late winter for large branching stems.

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Variety: Cerinthe major 
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 70-80 cm
Harvest: April -June
Seeds per packet: Counted by weight approx. 20 seeds

Cutting /Vase Life:

Cut flowers in the early morning or evening, I sear the ends in boiling water for 10 seconds before placing in buckets of cool water overnight to prevent wilting…

For more information on conditioning click here…

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