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Blue Wax Flower

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort, Honeywort 'Purpurascens'

This is an unusual plant that has beautiful blue-green leaves on tall upright stems. In late spring, rich purple flowers bloom, surrounded by blue-purple bracts which are well loved by bees.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer

Special features

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Boraginaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
Mild

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