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Cerinthe major 'Blue Kiwi' (Honeywort 'Blue Kiwi')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cerinthe major 'Blue Kiwi'

Other names

Honeywort 'Blue Kiwi'

Genus

Cerinthe Cerinthe

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Kiwi' _ 'Blue Kiwi' is a hardy tropical perennial often grown as an annual. It had a branching upright form with waxy blue-green leaves, bright blue bracts and purple and yellow flowers from spring through summer.


Cerinthe major 'Blue Kiwi' is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Upright

Flower

Blue, Purple in Spring; Purple, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cerinthe major 'Blue Kiwi' (Honeywort 'Blue Kiwi') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Seed can be sown in-situ in early spring, so long as the temperature is above 6 degrees; alternatively, sow in autumn in a cold-frame. New plants may emerge as self-sown seedlings. Cerinthe prefer fertile, free-draining soil in sheltered position in ful

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cerinthe major 'Blue Kiwi'

Other names

Honeywort 'Blue Kiwi'

Genus

Cerinthe Cerinthe

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Kiwi' _ 'Blue Kiwi' is a hardy tropical perennial often grown as an annual. It had a branching upright form with waxy blue-green leaves, bright blue bracts and purple and yellow flowers from spring through summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Upright


Colour

Flower

Blue, Purple in Spring; Purple, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cerinthe major 'Blue Kiwi' (Honeywort 'Blue Kiwi') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Seed can be sown in-situ in early spring, so long as the temperature is above 6 degrees; alternatively, sow in autumn in a cold-frame. New plants may emerge as self-sown seedlings. Cerinthe prefer fertile, free-draining soil in sheltered position in ful

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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