Catananche caerulea

Cupid's Dart

The blue of this care-free perennial blends well in the flower border with most colors, but especially yellow and white. The foliage is a low rosette of silver-gray leaves and the flowers, daisylike. Plant in masses. Goes well with Artemisia. Use cut flowers fresh and dried. Plants are short-lived and need well-drained soil. The common name comes from the Greeks who used it in love potions. Easily grown from seed in spring. Plant 1 foot apart. Replace or divide every two years.
Catananche caerulea, Cupid's Dart
These 2-foot plants also bloom in white, a blue-and-white bicolor, and 'Major', an extra-tall blue variety. Drought-tolerant. Wet soil in winter can be fatal to this plant.

Attributes - Catananche caerulea

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

 
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