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KIWI BLUE Honeywort
Incredibly attractive, 24-30 in. tall plants produce a wealth of steel-blue bracts that frame the nodding, rich purple-blue, bell-shaped flowers. Bloom is from June to September. Flowers are loved by hummingbirds and bees. Honeywort is a most agreeable garden companion, plants are easy to grow and flower color is easy to blend with other annuals and perennials. Plants self sow, are not invasive, and will be welcomed back to your garden year after year. A winter hardy perennial to zone 8, Kiwi Blue honeywort can be grown as an annual anywhere.
|10 seeds - $2.99|
How to Plant Honeywort Seeds
How to Sow Honeywort: Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 5-21 days. Transplant seedlings into the garden 10-12 in. apart after all danger of frost.
How to Grow Honeywort: Full or part sun. Plants tolerate heat. Will accept a wide variety of soils as long as drainage is good. Decidedly drought tolerant, plants grow larger, bloom heavier with average water. Location and soil impact ultimate size. Given full sun, rich soil, ample water, honeywort can reach 4 ft. high. In sun, lean soil, with little water, plants rarely top 2 ft. In shade, honeywort will be shorter still. Good cut flowers when stems are singed with a match or plunged into boiling water. Flowers attract bees and hummingbirds. Plants are deer resistant.