Catananche caerulea Major Armor Blue

Love-Plant, Cupid's Dart

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

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Plant Code: CAAB

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Periwinkle-colored flowers resemble a cornflower and provide a great show when planted en masse. This flower was used by the Greeks and Romans for a powerful love potion; hence, the common names, Love Plant or Cupidís Dart. Catananche Major offers a stunning accent for your summer garden.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 16"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Blue
Accent: Lavender/Silver
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming

Catananche General Information

Catananche are excellent for cutting. Long-blooming, drought resistant plant. Likes sun and well-drained soil. Each flower leaves behind silvery seed envelopes that are also pleasing in dried arrangements. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Catananche Plant Care

Catananche can be divided in spring every year or so. Allow to self sow to ensure future generations. May need to amend clay soil to grow successfully. Cut off flower stems after bloom. Likes sun and well-drained soil.