Honeywort, Purple (Cerinthe major purpurascens) - 10 Seeds
• American Grown Seeds
• USDA Zone: 7-10
Honeywort, with its common name derived from the Greek words for "wax" and "flower," is a unique and striking addition to any garden. Its intense purple-blue blooms, surrounded by bluish, succulent-like leaves, provide a captivating display that is known to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. Also known as "Pride of Gibraltar," this heirloom flower is native to the Mediterranean but has garnered worldwide appreciation for its ornamental beauty and ease of cultivation.
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.