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SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
I always thought that cerinthe did well in the shade... but have noticed a lot recently that advises full/partial sun. Does anyone grow this - and in what conditions? 
Many Thanks x

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,222
    I have found they do well in sun and in part shade.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,638
    I agree, l have grown them in full sun, and have one at the moment that has been flowering for months in part shade. Always popular with the bees  :)
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,921
    Full sun and the first to flower here from self set seeds, I’m collecting the seeds now for sprinkling over for next springs plants. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
    Thank you so much!
    Lyn said:
    Full sun and the first to flower here from self set seeds, I’m collecting the seeds now for sprinkling over for next springs plants. 
    Do you have to collect the seeds? I mean... if I just let them fall, will the self-seeding be successful? If I collect the seeds, when is the best time to sow them?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,921
    You can just leave them to fall but if you want plants in different places you need to collect them.
    i sow them in Mid March in trays but you can just sprinkle them now where you want them. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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