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****GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE ****
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Half-hardy Perennial - usually grown as an Annual that Flowers from June to frost. Very attractive plant with purple- blue flower heads on deep blue green bracts ideal for bedding and containers. Cerinthe is a quite large seed and is best sown individually into a plug tray. Sow on to very moist compost and cover to a depth of 2" with vermiculite.
Propagate at 65-75f and germination should begin to take place after about 10 days. Continue to maintain a temperature of 70F for approximately 2 weeks after germination at which point it can be lowered to 60. November / December sowings will also work and will result in late April / early May flowering. The seedlings should develop quite quickly and can soon be transferred into pots and packs. Cerinthe major Purpuresens is suitable for pot, but it will be at its most impressive as a slightly larger plant in June.