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About Pride of Gibraltar

Oval bluish green leaves look almost succulent and are slightly marbled when new. As they spiral up arching stems, the leaves turn themselves into blue and purple petal-like bracts that closely wrap around dangling, nectar-rich purple bell flowers. Cooler autumn nights encourage a deeper blue.

Collect the large black seeds, perhaps by bagging a whole stem, before they shoot out and are killed by the first frost. New flowers have a slight honey smell. The weight of the clustered flowers and bracts can bend the stems over too far, so some gardeners support them. Stems will be shorter in less rich soil and maximum sun.

About Blue Wax Flower

Easy, although it is not fond of being transplanted. Long-lasting as cut flowers and deer-resistant. The name Cerinthe comes from the Greek "keros" meaning "wax" and "anthos" meaning "flower." It was thought that bees collected wax for their honeycombs from the plant. May self-seed. Also known as blue shrimp plant and honeywort.

Pot Size & Price
3.5-in. pot
Sunlight Exposure
Full Sun
Plant Traits
Stock Notes
Restocks On Saturday