Also known as honeywort, cerinthe is an old fashioned favourite, popular in English cottage gardens. Purple blooms emerge from unique bracts flushed with blue. The foliage is an attractive grey-green. An excellent bouquet filler, and a favourite among pollinators.
Plant type: annual
Planting depth: 1/4"
Exposure: full sun
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Approx seeds per packet: 25
How to sow:
Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked. May also be sown indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Pinching not necessary.
Cerinthe is an easy to grow, low maintenance addition to the garden. For cut flowers, harvest mature stems, and sear stem ends in boiling water for 7-10 seconds. 65-70 days to maturity.