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Cerinthe major 'Kiwi Blue'

The usual cerinthe is one of my all-time favourite border filler and cut flower foliages — and now there's this one, that's even better, bigger, smokier and more purple.
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15 seeds

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Flowers May-August or 12 weeks from spring sowing. Will self-sow.
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
major
Common name
Honeywort
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
The seeds are tough so best soaked for 12 hours and then sown in a gutter or direct, either in late spring for flowering this year, or early autumn for flowers early in the following year. If sowing direct, sow as thinly as possible.

Description

The usual cerinthe is one of my all-time favourite border filler and cut flower foliages — and now there's this on, that's even better, bigger, smokier and more purple, it's set for the stars.

Care Tips

Autumn sowings can be planted out in autumn in mild areas or kept in a greenhouse or coldframe for planting out in spring. Cut flowers regularly for the vase and to prolong flowering. Remove seedheads if you do not want it to self-sow.