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Honeywort AKA Blue Shrimp Plant AKA Blue Wax Flower Seeds (Certified Organic)

Hummingbirds and bees love the flowers!

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

These gorgeous plants produce an abundance of steel-blue bracts that frame the nodding, rich purple-blue, bell-shaped flowers that bloom from June through September. Hummingbirds and bees love the flowers, and the drooping habit of the plant makes for an elegant addition to floral arrangements. To use it as a cut flower for a bouquet filler, the ends of the stems need to be either flamed or dipped in hot water.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Cerinthe major
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Blue-Violet, Purple
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Blue-Green, Smooth-Textured
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 10