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Cerinthe major Purpurescens

Cerinthe major Purpurescens
Common name honeywort
Family boraginaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers purple (spring-summer)
Size 30"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

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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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. 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)
  2. Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F (20%G, 4-5d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (13%G, 4d). Most of the "seeds" were in fact empty, several solid ones rotted
  4. 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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