How to grow Cerinthe major

Cerinthe major growing herbaceous of the genus Cerinthe also known as Honeywort, Cerinthe major perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

Leaves color green in oval shape, but in some cultivars next to the flowers become purple (bracts)

Cerinthe major flower

Flower color purple, in oval bell shape that the top color is darker

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How to grow Cerinthe major growing and care:

Well-drained soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring in cold winter / Autumn in warm weather

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just design

Size of the plant:
40-60cm, 16-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring to autumn in warm weather / Summer to autumn in colder area

General information about the flower:
Purple flowers in oval bell shape that the top color is darker

Scientific name:

Cerinthe major

How to grow Cerinthe major

Cerinthe major


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9