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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.

Cerinthe major, Honeywort

Flowers and foliage of Cerinthe major known as Honeywort. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.