Cerinthe major from Mediterranean Europe is the only annual at Southern Comfort. It is very individualistic plant which seeds itself moderately. The dominant colour of the flowers comes from the bracts which almost hide the light purplish red tubular flowers below. The foliage is not without merit — pale bluish green and almost succulent-looking. A plant to be recommended but seeds may be difficult to find and are almost invariably sold in small quantities.
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