Catananche caerulea Major

Love-Plant, Cupid's Dart

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 16" (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 / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
The bluish-lavender flower resembles a cornflower and provides 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 that hard to find blue to the summer garden.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

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.

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.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CACM