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Catananche caerulea

Also called Blue Cupidone/Blue Succory


Catananche caerulea - Cupid's Dart

More About Catananche caerulea

  • Unique buds open to light blue cornflower-like flowers with dark centres
  • Flowers appear on tall, thin stems
  • Foliage is made up of linear, gray-green, grass-like leaves
  • Good for cutting, fresh or dried
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to fall
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm

Interesting Notes:

In Greek and Roman times, Catananche was used to make love potions, hence the name "Cupid's Dart".

Zone:

4

Height:

30-60 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Blue (light)
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Cupid's Dart Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Catananche is a short-lived perennial, but often self-sows.


Catananche caerulea Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green