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Cerinthe Major

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Cerinthe Major     Bee Butterfly & Pot

Approximate Seed Quantity: 10

A friend had this growing in their border and it was so stunning we just had to add it to our range! This versatile plant works well in patio pots and containers too. Native to Southern Europe it is officially classed as a hardy annual, but it has been known to overwinter in sheltered spots in Southern England. It readily self-seeds too and grows to 45-60cm in height. It has fleshy blue/green leaves with sea blue bracts and clusters of tubular purple-ish blue, bell like flowers. Deciduous foliage and a bushy habit. Hardy annual. Download sowing guide

  • Sow under glass or indoors January to April
  • Temperature: 21°C
  • Sowing depth: 1-2mm in well-draining seed compost
  • Days to germination: 7-21 days
  • Transplant when large enough to handle 5cm apart and grow on under glass
  • Gradually acclimatise to outside conditions before planting out in full sun after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Plant spacing: Minimum of 5cm
  • Sow direct from middle of April onward if it has been a warm spring
  • Cut back after flowering