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Cerinthe major var. purpurascens 'Kiwi Blue'

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Cerinthe (ser-IN-thee) (Info)
Species: major var. purpurascens
Cultivar: Kiwi Blue

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive bellinghamroof On Jun 13, 2012, bellinghamroof from Bellingham, WA wrote:

I adore this plant. I'd say that mine are actually a true blue. I bought a couple plants of this, and it has self-seeded satisfactorily. Never a nuisance. I also have borage, and have never had a problem. Almost every visitor to my garden has stopped and admired this plant. It resents being transplanted -- but I've done it successfully.

Neutral blackbunny On Jun 6, 2006, blackbunny from Provincetown, MA wrote:

I bought (expensive!) seeds and grew this nice plant a few years ago in my mixed vegetable-herb-flower garden. While the packet described the flowers as blue, they were really more purple-ish. The bees loved the blossoms, and I thought the plant was sort of exotic looking and somewhat pleasing.

The problem is, that this plant is a relative to a favorite of mine, Borage, which I also grow. The next year I got a bunch of yucky hybrids from both the borage and cerinthe plants! Not only were they ugly, they were late to develop! If you love borage--as I do--don't bother with this over-rated plant. If you don't grow borage, have the nice adventure and please the bees. It's not a bad plant, but to my mind it's neither as pretty nor as useful as borage and will screw up your reseeding.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California
Ferndale, California
Hemet, California
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Carmel, New York
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Bellingham, Washington
Orchards, Washington



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