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Cerinthe major * Honeywort

Cerinthe major is a great element for the wild garden part of your perennial flower garden. Honeywort plants are only semi-hardy but they reproduce generously from seed. Cerinthe major will grow to about 2 feet tall and wide. The pale blue green leaves are a great contrast to darker plants and will readily become a focal point. Cerinthe major blooms throughout the Spring, Summer and into the Fall. There is a cultivar Cerinthe major purpurascens that has purple bracts in addition to the purple flowers.

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Cerinthe major, Honeywort