The mild weather in February encouraged some Cerinthe seedlings I had transplanted to the planters on the the patio to burst into bloom! I had the impression that Cerinthes were more summer flowering plants so they really took me by surprise!
What also took me by surprise was that I had apparently planted some random Spring bulbs in the same planters! I really should take note when I do this kind of thing! So some daffodils, early tulips and hyacinths have been struggling to make their presence felt but they were fighting a losing battle. So today when the rain finally let up a bit I took the situation in hand! The cerinthes have been tied up so that the poor bulbs have a chance to do their thing!
I had to cut off some of the more aggresive Cerinthes so now I’m experimenting to see how well they survive as cut flowers!
I wonder what will be the result if I dead-head these early-bird cerinthes? I would hate to have to start planting up those planters to give me a display this summer!!!!