Cerinthe, 'Pride of Gribraltar'


(Cerinthe major) Purple tipped green leaves, cascading bracts of dark and then light purple flowers rimmed in white, waxy and almost succulent stems...humans, bees and hummingbirds are all smitten! Perfect planted among succulents, in a border, a flower box, a bouquet… blooms from mid-summer on to medium frosts. One of our favorite flower discoveries, this native of the Greek Islands is somewhat rare and makes and absolutely lovely and unique cut flower. 24-30” tall reseeding annual.
50-60 days. UO

Packet: 25 seeds

Product Code: CER-PG-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info

SOWING:

Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant out after last frost.

Direct seed after last frost.

Note: Drought tolerant, frost hardy, and self-sows.

PLANTING DEPTH:

1/4" (soak seed 1 hour before sowing)

SPACING:

9-12" between plants in rows 18" apart.

EMERGENCE:

5-21 days @ soil temp 65-85F

LIGHT:

Full sun to part shade.

FERTILITY:

Medium. Prefers well-drained fertile soil.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds!

Long standing and frost hardy.

Harvest flowers when fully mature, sear 10 seconds, and expect a vase life of 7-10 days. These will initially droop before reviving.