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Cupid's dart

Catananche spp.

Also known as

Blue cupidone

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Cupid's dart Overview

Genus of 5 hardy perennial species, grown for their single cornflower-like flowers which may be blue, white, purple or yellow. Originating from dry meadow habitats in the mediterranean, these make lovely sunny border plants.

Common problems with Cupid's dart

How to propagate Cupid's dart

Seed

Seed in spring.

Cuttings

Root cuttings in winter.

Other uses of Cupid's dart

Grown for flowers which are good for cutting and drying. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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