Cerinthe – Blue Honeywort

Honeywort, Blue Shrimp Plant, Blue Wax Flower, Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’. ┬áThis plant is attractive to butterflies, birds, and bees. The word “honeywort” means a plant that produces a lot of honey. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater


Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Cerinthe (ser-IN-thee) (Info)

Species: major (MAY-jor) (Info)

Cultivar: Purpurascens

Additional cultivar information: (aka Purpurescens)


Synonym:Cerinthe major var. purpurascens


Category: Annuals


Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Hardiness: Not Applicable


Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Danger: Unknown – Tell us


Bloom Color: Bright Yellow, Blue-Violet


Bloom Time: Mid Spring, Mid Summer


Foliage: Blue-Green, Smooth-Textured


Soil pH requirements: Unknown – Tell us


Patent Information: Non-patented


Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow after last frost


Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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