Cerinthe - Key Growing Information

Cerinthe flowers in bloom; its tubular blossoms are commonly referred to as honeywort.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-21 days at 65-85°F (18-29°C).

SOWING:
Transplant (recommended): Sow 6 weeks before last frost directly into cell packs. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.

Direct seed:
Sow seeds 1/4" deep after last frost.

GROWING ON:
Grow at 65-75°F (18-29°C). Fertilize regularly.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:
Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Well-drained soil of moderate fertility.

PLANT SPACING:
12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES:
Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when bracts darken to blue and flowers are purple.

USES:
Cut flowers, beds, and borders. Attracts bees and hummingbirds.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cerinthe major purpurescens

ALTERNATE NAMES:
Honeywart