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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Pale, silvery-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Creamy-yellow and dark purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65ºF - 75ºF
Days to germinate: 7 to 21 days
Depth to plant seed: Sow shallowly at a depth of approximately 1/4 inch
Other info: Direct sow after last frost
Pollinators: Bees

Common names
  • Honeywort

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Location: Arroyo Grande, CA
Date: 2016-10-10
Location: Arroyo Grande, CA
Date: 2016-10-10
  • Posted by DomehomeDee (Arroyo Grande, CA - Zone 9a) on Oct 11, 2016 9:11 PM concerning plant:
    Received these seeds from the U.K. this summer, so I went ahead and grew a few. They came up great and are sturdier, not as leggy as my Cerinthe major purpurescens. I'm hoping I get a few seeds, although I did start them late. I'm also trying "Yellow Gem," although the flowers came in pink, not yellow at all.

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