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Catananche caerulea Major

Love-Plant, Cupid's Dart

$11.95 $7.17 (40% off) $6.90 ea. (3+ discount)

In stock for Spring 2017

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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.

Details

Item Code: CACM
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: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.