Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £17.97 £11.98
9cm pot £5.99
available to order from late summer
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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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An extraordinary plant!


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


I would buy this plant again.


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


Newcastle under Lyme


Lovely plant


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.




Bees loved it


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.




Highly recommended


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.





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