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Cerinthe major var. purpurascens 'Purple Queen' (Honeywort 'Purple Queen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cerinthe major var. purpurascens 'Purple Queen'

Other names

Honeywort 'Purple Queen'

Genus

Cerinthe Cerinthe

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Queen' _ 'Purple Queen' is an annual that has small purple-blue, cream-tinged flowers with striking steel-blue bracts in summer and autumn.


Cerinthe major var. purpurascens 'Purple Queen' is: Deciduous

Flower

Cream, Purple in Summer; Purple, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

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 var. purpurascens 'Purple Queen' (Honeywort 'Purple Queen') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m 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 var. purpurascens 'Purple Queen'

Other names

Honeywort 'Purple Queen'

Genus

Cerinthe Cerinthe

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Queen' _ 'Purple Queen' is an annual that has small purple-blue, cream-tinged flowers with striking steel-blue bracts in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous


Colour

Flower

Cream, Purple in Summer; Purple, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

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 var. purpurascens 'Purple Queen' (Honeywort 'Purple Queen') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m 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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What to do with Cerinthe in Autumn

I have grown Cerinthe from seed for the first time this year and they have been very successfu. Do I cut them down for the winter or do they die back naturally? read more

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