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Catanache caerula
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Plant Type: Perennials

Daisy-like, papery, lavender-blue flowers are borne singly on bare stems from mid to late summer. These stems arise from a neat mound of long, narrow leaves that are 8-12 inches long and have a woolly texture. The fine hairs on the foliage help this plant retain water, making it moderately drought tolerant. It is most effective when planted in groups in the landscape. Cupid’s Dart is marvelous as a cut flower, either fresh or dried.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Cupid's Dart is easy to grow when provided with full sun and average to dry, well-drained soil. It dislikes soil that is wet in winter. Though Cupid's Dart may be short-lived, it will usually reseed itself freely. Remove spent flowers for prolonged bloom.

Flower Color

Lavender-blue

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

10-12 in.

Good Companions

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila ), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Lamb's Ear-Giant (Stachys byzantina), Onion-Ornamental (Allium senescens), Pinks (Dianthus ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Silver Mound Artemesia (Artemisia schmidtiana)

Plant Height

18-30 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Container, Drought tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass plant, Dried flower

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests