Honeywort (Cerinthe major) is a superb cut flower, bulking up bouquets with its glaucous foliage and purple-blue bracts and small bell flowers. Even after the tiny bell flowers have fallen, the bracts and foliage stay fresh for weeks. It’s a super hardy annual, and seeds can be sown directly in the garden now for a late winter appearance. The variety shown here (which features over at Inter Leafings) is ’Purpurascens’, but there are other varieties available too, such as ‘Kiwi Blue’ and ‘Pride of Gibraltar’, both from Kings Seeds.
Plant Now: Honeywort
May 1, 2011 by Leave a Comment