Kiwi Blue Cerinthe

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Kiwi Blue Cerinthe

Cerinthe major var. purpurescens
Annual. Also known as European Honeywort or Wax Plant. Vigorous bushy 12–30" annual comes into focus when cool fall nights accentuate its colors. Coin-shaped grey-green foliage covers the sprawling stems. Profuse blue shrimp-like bracts bear terminal purple flowers shaped like comfrey blossoms. Beloved by bumblebees who jam their heads into the blossoms and make the cutest sound. Also beloved by flower arrangers. Tolerates heat, withstands light fall frosts. Good in a massed border. Direct seed or start indoors 6–8 weeks before setting out after danger of frost. Quick emerging and rugged. About 15 seeds/g. Especially attractive to pollinators. BACK!


4962 Kiwi Blue Cerinthe
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Flowers

All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

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