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.
Plant Spread10-12 in.
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 Height18-30 in.
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Container, Drought tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass plant, Dried flower
Bloom TimeMid to late summer