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Catananche caerulea


Cupid’s Dart

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.120.050


A favourite of flower arrangers, the papery, bright blue dandelion-shaped blossoms are excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Plants form a low clump of narrow grey-green leaves, the flowers appearing on upright stems in summer. Remove faded blooms to encourage more buds to form. Short-lived, but will often self sow. Choose a bright, sunny site with better than average drainage. Drought tolerant, once established. In the ancient language of flowers, Cupid’s Dart symbolizes love.

Further details for
Catananche caerulea

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   45-70 cm
   18-27 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Catananche caerulea


Cupid’s Dart

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.120.050


A favourite of flower arrangers, the papery, bright blue dandelion-shaped blossoms are excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Plants form a low clump of narrow grey-green leaves, the flowers appearing on upright stems in summer. Remove faded blooms to encourage more buds to form. Short-lived, but will often self sow. Choose a bright, sunny site with better than average drainage. Drought tolerant, once established. In the ancient language of flowers, Cupid’s Dart symbolizes love.

Further details for
Catananche caerulea

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   45-70 cm
   18-27 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium