Cupid's Dart (Catananche caerulea)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 18-27 inches
Plant Spread: 10-12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: Germinates best at 68-72 deg F
Days to germinate: 7 to 12 days
Depth to plant seed: surface sow or barely cover
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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chelle On March 24, 2015 Potted up
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chelle From February 28, 2015 to March 13, 2015 Seeds germinated
In ambient room light.
chelle On February 27, 2015 Seeds sown
Room temp
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