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Cerinthe major purpurescens, 12 seeds
The Blue Shrimp Plant, also commonly known as Purple Belle Honeywort, is an outstanding Mediterranean plant that has made a sensational impact when first introduced and is now the rage among US gardening enthusiasts. Cerinthe major purpurescens is a cool-season annual that bears strange small yellow and brown flowers hidden by the nodding, fleshy, purplish-blue bracts. Leaves are waxy, blue-green with white mottling and spiral up the strong stem, transforming themselves into the bracts. From late spring through summer, this stunning plant is abuzzed with bees. 18 inches tall and wide. Full sun or part shade. Any soil types. Moderate watering. Hard-to-find seeds, harvested 06/2017.