Honeywort, Blue Shrimp Plant (Cerinthe major) - 10 Seeds

$3.49 $6.99
This product is unavailable
Grown since the middle ages, Honeywort is an absolute hummingbird magnet. Seriously, if you want to attract birds and bees, this is the one to choose. This enchanting flower that is best appreciated up close as the coloring is rather subtle with nodding clusters of rich, purple-blue, tube-like flowers on arching stems. The name Cerinthe comes from the Greek keros for wax and anthos for flower, since at one time it was thought bees got wax for their hives from the flowers. Honeywort plants are continuous bloomers and can begin in the spring and bloom into the fall

•Cerinthe major
•Also known as Blue Shrimp Plant and
•American grown seeds
•Height: 18"
•USDA Zones: 3-10

Planting Instructions:
Sow the seeds in pots and cover with 1/8 inch of soil. Keep soil moist, but not saturated. Honeywort plants must be in well-draining soil. To use Cerinthe major as a cut flower, the ends of the stem need to be either flamed or dipped in hot water. Overall, this is a very easy plant and will self-sow coming back the next year.

•FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $35 or more.
•Flat Rate shipping no matter how many seeds you order.
•Growing instructions included on each seed packet.

*All information is provided for educational purposes only.