Permaculture and Food Forest Nursery -Foxgreen Farm Howland, Maine
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Honeywort - Cerinthe Major Seed

$ 4.25

Blue Shrimp Plant, Honeywort, Blue Wax Flower, Blue Kiwi, Pride of Gibraltar

PACKET of 10 Seeds

This is an incredibly attractive, 24-30 in. tall plant .  It produces a wealth of steel-blue bracts that frame the nodding, rich purple-blue, bell-shaped flowers. Bloom is from June to September. Deadheading will produce more blooms and branching.

Flowers are loved by hummingbirds and bees - so much so the Royal Horticultural Society has awarded it the "Perfect for Pollinators" award. It is very slug resistant.

Honeywort is a most agreeable garden companion, plants are easy to grow and flower color is easy to blend with other annuals and perennials. Plants self sow, are not invasive, and will be welcomed back to your garden year after year. A winter hardy perennial to zone 8, Kiwi Blue Honeywort can be grown as a self-seeding annual anywhere.

This is one of the very few minimally edible plants or seeds that we offer here at jiovi® at Foxgreen Farms.  We decided to offer it because of its incredible versatility, resilience, beauty and benefit to wildlife.  The flowers produce an abundance of nectar which can bring even more pollinators to your garden,farm and forest . Some grow this just for the pleasure of sipping the nectar from the blossoms.