Cerinthe major var. purpurascens
Blue honeywort is part of the Cerinthe genus and its scientific name is Cerinthe major var. purpurascens. The major part of this plant's botanical name means 'great'.It is a flower that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 1.30 feet (40.0 cm). Expect blooming to occur in early summer. Popular varieties of Blue honeywort with home gardeners are Purple bells, Blue kiwi, Pride of gibraltar, and Kiwi Purple.
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Soak seeds overnight before germinating. Start seeds indoors, 6-8 weeks before last frost.Ensure a seed sowing distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Blue honeywort so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Blue honeywort so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Blue honeywort plants:
Shrimp plant, Purple bells
Cerinthe purpurascens, Cerinthe major purpurascens
30 Aug 2011
Vigorous, but messy, floppy and miserable. Also not true to seed, so not as blue as expected. Not a good hardy annual for a presentable bed. Bees like though! :D