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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Silvery leaves with purple hanging bells - one of the best annual foliage plants.
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12 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

15 seedlings

5 jumbo seedlings (200388-5)

10 jumbo seedlings (200388-10)

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July
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

Silvery leaves with purple hanging bells - one of the best annual foliage plants. I absolutely love this and it gently self-sows, so you never need buy it again. It's superb as a garden plant, in pots underplanting tulips, and as a cut flower.

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available late March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.