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Cerinthe major            Family: Boraginaceae   (Borage)          
Honeywort, Blue Shrimp Plant


Picture of Cerinthe major

 Photography by: Dr. Allan Armitage

Type: Annual
Hardiness range: n/a
Height: 12" to 24" / 30cm to 60cm
Spread: n/a
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence: Evergreen, broadleaf
Bloom color: Lavender, purple, white, yellow
Bloom season: Mid Spring to Late Summer
Bloom attributes: Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers, fragrant flowers
Leaf color: Blue, green
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Moist
Soil pH requirements: Neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type: Sandy
Form: Upright or erect
Landscape uses: Border, container, massing
Attributes and features: Attracts birds
Picture of Cerinthe major

 Photography by: Dr. Allan Armitage



Cerinthe major

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