Cerinthe Major Purpurascens

Item Number: 56402
  • Description
  • An absolutely stunning flower, Cerinthe Major Purpurescens produces rich purple-blue nodding flowers which contrast over deep blue-green tracts on long strong stems. Are ideal for use as bedding, in containers and for cutting. This variety of flawer flowers from July onwards in the first year and May onwards the second year and will reach a height of approximately 60cm.
  • Pack size: 12 Seeds
  • Qty

    £ 2.25


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WHEN TO SOW

Late March to May

WHERE TO SOW

In pots or trays under cover at 18°C, or later direct into flowering site.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

Prick off seedlings when large enough to handle into pots or trays, grow on, harden off before planting out late May. Thin out direct sown seedlings to avoid over crowding.

 

 

FLOWER SEED SOWING TECHNIQUE

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Use seed trays or plastic modules and a good seedling compost, preferably using a peat substitute. For small sowings standard pots can be used.

Firm the compost lightly and moisten before sowing. Very fine seeds, like Begonia (where there are more than 60,000 seeds to a gram) should be mixed with dry horticultural sand to avoid one big clump of seed, and to help see where the seed has been sown.

As a general rule, the depth of sowing depends on the size of the seed. Aim to cover the seed with compost or vermiculite to the same depth as the size of the seed. Very fine seed need not be covered at all.

Sow thinly and cover the tray with a sheet of glass with paper on top. Wipe the glass every day and inspect the tray for signs of germination. Sowings in pots can be enclosed in a polythene bag for the same effect.

As soon as seedlings break the surface, remove the glass and paper or polythene bag. If left under glass they will become leggy and weak. Keep moist with a fine spray.

When the first set of true leaves (not the seedling leaves) have formed they should be pricked off into trays, setting the seedlings about 4-5cm (1 1/2-2") apart. Always handle by the leaves and not the stem and use a fork or knife blade to ease them out of the compost. Keep in the shade for a couple of days after pricking off.

Gradually harden the plants by increasing ventilation and moving the trays into a cold frame and finally outside for 7 days before transplanting into the flowering site.


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