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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
Honeywort 'Purpurascens'

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' Honeywort 'Purpurascens'
£3.69 0820000132 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' is a highly versatile, aristocratic border plant. The fleshy blue-green leaves with white mottling, spiral up the stem, transforming themselves into tighter packed, sea blue bracts - and then the finale - small clusters of rich purple/blue tubular, nodding flowers, which are cream inside and loved by bees. As an evergreen, Mediterranean native, give some protection during hard winters. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).

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Botanical name Cerinthe major
Common name Honeywort 'Purpurascens'
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Purple
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Blue, Green
Fragrance N
Habit Bushy
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Summer
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 0.6m - 1m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow in spring 1.5mm (10/16in) deep in a good seed compost. Make sure the compost is moist but not wet and seal inside a polythene bag until germination which usually takes 5-21 days at 21C (70F). The seed can also be sown in mid to late spring where it is to flower and covered to a depth of 3mm (1/8in). Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into boxes, spacing them 5cm (2in) apart. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 15cm (6in) apart in full sun and ordinary well drained

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