CERINTHE major 'Purpurascens' (Seed)

Medium
Sun
Purple
Reasonable soil
Summer
Bee friendly
Seed Packet
Qty
 
 

Description

Height: 65-75cm

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

SOWING:

WHEN:

February - April or September 

WHERE:

Indoors in seed trays or pots

HOW:

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.