Botanical Name: Catananche caerulea
Height: 18-24 inches.
Spacing: 12 - 18 inches.
Depth: Plant at the same depth it is in the pot.
Spread: 12 - 18 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Color: Blue lavender.
Foliage: Narrow wooly leaves, lanceolate 12" long. Leaves are crowded at the base.
Blooms: All Summer into the Fall for several weeks.
Fruit: Somewhat similar to the seed heads of the dandelion.
Flower Form: Blue ray-flowers approximately 2 inches across.
Soil Requirements: Well drained soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Comments: Sprightly blue blooms on sturdy spikes. Produces up to a dozen 18-24 inch flower spikes on a single plant! Cupid's Darts form neat clumps of narrow wooly leaves with solitary 2" flower held above on sturdy long stalks. Excellent as a cut flower for either fresh or dried arrangements. Drought tolerant, but not tolerant of wet conditions in the Winter.
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