Cerinthe major atropurpurea

Honeywort Pride of Gibraltar

R60.00

Honeywort is arguably one of the most uniquely colored flowers. A combination of brilliant-blue, purple and silver, these elegant flowers on arching stems make them a great bouquet filler. Bees love them.

25 seeds per packet.

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Category:
Flower type:Filler
Life cycle:Hardy Annual
Climate:Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost.
Sowing guide:Direct sow in autumn / spring or sow in trays (recommended) and transplant after 4-6 weeks
Germination guide:5-21 days @ 18-29 C. Cover seed with thin layer of vermiculite.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:Early spring (from an autumn sowing) or 70 days after sowing in spring
Final height:50-75 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest as soon as the bracts have turned blue and the flowers purple. Later harvesting will result in flowers dropping. Harvest during the cool part of the day. Treat stems by searing them for a couple of seconds (flame or hot water) and place in water. Allow 2 hours of hydration, after which stems will be rigid and have an expected vase life of 7-10 days.

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