Cerinthe major Purpurescens
Tubular purple-violet flowers offset by blue-green foliage. Ours started blooming in late June from a March indoor sowing.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|B. Richards McIntyre||Jun 13, 2015||I have been growing this Cerinthe major for many years now here in SW Montana. Our climate is semi arid, zone 4-5 and even zone 6 plants, tree's and shrubs grow here quite well. I have had excellent results with the annual Cerinthe major. Mine simply drop their seed when ripe and I always get a new crop the next Spring. They re-seed prolifically if in a spot they like. I have mine in well drained but fertile soil in full sun and they seem to relish it. I love this plant because the foliage and flowers are beautiful plus it attracts all types of pollinators.|
- Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (6 out of 7 "seeds" germinated, but 2 of them sprouted two separate seedlings, for a total of 8)
- Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F (20%G, 4-5d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (13%G, 4d). Most of the "seeds" were in fact empty, several solid ones rotted
- Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (38%G, 4-8d)
Apparently, any germination occurs quickly - safe to give up after a week or two.
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June 01, 2009