Answer: Your guess was pretty close! I think the plant is Cerinthe, also known as Honeywort or Wax Flower. This plant is a member of the Borage family. Cerinthe purpurascens is a Mediterranean native, with fleshy blue-green leaves that spiral up the stem, transforming themselves into tighter packed sea blue bracts, eventually forming small clusters of rich purple/blue tubular, nodding flowers which are creamy white inside. Seeds of Cerinthe are available from Thompson & Morgan, Inc., PO Box 1308, Jackson, NJ 08527-0308. Phone (800) 274-7333.
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