Native Region: Southern Europe
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
Zone Range: 05-10
Preferred Climate: Warm to hot temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 11 August, 2009
Seed count: 10-12
Grey-green leaves and bracts develop a distinct metallic blue tint near the small purple flowers on this hardy annual.
Sow seed in containers indoors or in a greenhouse in the spring. Cover with vermiculite or perlite and place under protection at 18 degrees Celsius. Or sow in late spring into open ground when air temperature does not go below 10 degrees Celsius at night. Grow as an annual with good drainage in moderately fertile soil that retains some moisture. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.