Catananche caerulea

Catananche caerulea

Cupid's Dart

Asteraceae

Height

30 - 40 cm

Flower colour

lavender

Flowering time

August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, dry

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

tender

Plant range

Mediterranean

Catananche is a small genus of five species in the aster family, Asteraceae, native to dry meadows of the mediterranean region.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed sown in March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

Native to dry grasslands around the Mediterranean. Needs a warmer climate to thrive than Iceland has to offer.

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