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Cerinthe - seed

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Very unusual, very lovely, this columbine-like flower has purple-shaded blue-green leaves and deep purple bell flowers in spring. It's not often seen, but always in demand by those who have seen it! Keep it frost-free with protection over winter in colder climates.

images: k yamada via Flickr  NHQ via Flickr.

Cerinthe major Purpurescens - honeywort

DESCRIPTION: Herbaceous perennial, blue-green foliage and dark purple-blue bell flowers. It ideally likes to germinate over autumn, grow through a frost free winter, and burst into bloom in spring.
PLANTING: Sow seeds in spring at around 20C directly into garden beds or in pots, cover with a thin layer of soil and keep moist. Plant in free draining soil in a sunny to shaded location protected from strong winds. Soaking seed overnight in cold water may help germination.
CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. They don't much like humidity so they'd love southern states' gardens. Feed with liquid fertiliser regularly for prolific flowering and plant health. 

 

 

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60cm H x 40cm W  30-40cm 2mm  10-14 days  14 weeks

 

Contains 10 seeds.

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