Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

9cm pot £6.99
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Buy Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' honeywort: Wonderful colour for the summer garden

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy annual

    Nodding, purple-blue flowers appear throughout the summer above the whorls of fleshy, blue-green leaves. A hardy annual, which will self-seed freely, it looks great in both pots or mixed borders.

  • Garden care: In autumn group container-grown plants close to a warm house wall, ensuring that containers are raised off the ground using pot feet.

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I would recommend this plant

5

Love the beautiful colour and it self seeds, so hoping when spring comes along it will have seeded around and will look forward to new plants.

TC

Cornwall

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Interesting plant but short life

3

Used these in both a full sun and partial sun positions. Grew quite large with distinctive hanging tresses of complex flowers, mainly dark blue with yellow edgings. Interesting plant with a tendancy to flop due to the weight of the tresses. Only disappointment was the very short flowering period of 2 months or so then died back completely. Not sure I would use it again as it left a large hole in the bedding plan in early August (I am a lazy gardener and like things to last) and it seems to be an annual in East Anglia. Bees seemed to love it though.

East Anglian gardener

Cambridgeshire

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Different!

5

Very easy to grow - lots of comments about it when I had my Open Garden this year. Have collected lots of seed for next year, but t has also self seeded and despite the heavy frosts and cold weather, is still going strong in a sheltered site! Gave texture and colour to my display. Different!

Lottagelady

North Wessex Downs

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An extraordinary plant!

5

It was quite a surprise to me. Most unusual but very attractive. It has seeded around magnificently. Writing this in February during some very cold weather and yet it doesn't seem to have been affected.

Just me

West Midlands

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I would buy this plant again.

5

Impressive plants supplied they grew well good instructionssupplied with them. Recommended

Steve

Newcastle under Lyme

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Lovely plant

5

This is a very pretty summer plant. The bees love it. Also readily self seeds whether planted in a container or the border. I also save the seeds and just sprinkle them during the spring. I wouldn't be without this plant.

Shaz

London

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Bees loved it

5

This plant is really pretty, much admired by visitors to the garden, including bees. It flowered for ages and seems to have self seeded very well. As you can tell I am no gardener but this lovely cerinthe made me look as if I knew something about the great outdoors. Thank you.

Jonesy

Norfolk

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Highly recommended

4

A very useful hardy annual which looks great at the front of a sunny border or in pots on the patio. Lovely blue-green foliage with nodding blue-purple tubular flowers. Seeds itself around quite freely without becoming invasive.

Liz

Bristol

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