Exotic looking foliage plant for borders or patio. Cerinthe has fleshy, silvery-green leaves topped with deep blue bracts and purple bell shaped flowers, which are bee and butterfly attractants. Drought tolerant, enjoys sun or semi-shade. Can be used as a cut flower.
Average content per packet: 40 seeds
February - April or September
Indoors in seed trays or pots
Sow on moist compost. Cover with compost or vermiculite. Temperature 15-20°C is ideal. Germination in 2-3 weeks. When 2 leaves show prick out into trays 4-5cm apart or single pots. Harden off before planting out.