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Catananche caerulea 'Armor Blue' / Cupid's Dart / Seeds

(Code: ES_075)
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Catananche caerulea 'Armor Blue' / Cupid's Dart / Seeds

Catanache is an attractive border plant and good cut flower.  Plants grow to a height of 60-80cm with grass-like leaves and appealing papery lavender-blue flowers.   There are flowers all summer from July/August to October.  These are tough plants, being drought tolerant once established, and looking good in gravel and dry gardens as well as flower borders.  The strong stems make these good cut and dried flowers.


Cupidís Dart grows best in a sunny position in well drained soil.  It is a perennial plant, dying back in winter and regrowing in spring.  It flowers in the first year from sowing, and is often grown as an annual, particularly by flower growers.


Pack of approx 80 seeds.  Sow indoors in early spring and outdoors directly into the soil in spring and summer.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 

 

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Hardiness Hardy deciduous first year flowering perennial (RHS Hardiness H5)
Flowers July/August to October
Height 60 - 80cm
Spread 20cm
Conditions  Sun and well drained soils
Sow Sow the seeds indoors in early spring on the surface of a tray of compost.  Cover the seeds very lightly with compost.  Keep moist but not waterlogged.  Keep at around 20įC and seeds germinate in 1-2 weeks.  Transplant seedlings to pots when they are big enough to handle and into the garden after the last frost.  Or sow the seeds directly into cultivated ground in mid spring into summer. Pinch back young plants to encourage bushiness.
Grow Early spring sowings flower in the first year, typically 14-16 weeks from sowing.  Cut back the plants after flowering.  Plants start growing again in spring.  Mature plants can be divided in spring and root cuttings taken in winter.