Catananche caerulea 'Amor Blue'

Blue Cupidone, Cupid's Dart

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

Cool blue flowers all summer long

Attractive autumn seedheads

Ideal for meadows or planting in large groups in borders

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This fabulous summer perennial provides a stunning blue accent to planting schemes, flowering on tall, upright stems throughout the summer months. Later, attractive seedheads form, prolonging the season of interest right into autumn. Flaunting a fabulous airy appeal on slender, swaying stems, this Cupid’s Dart is perfect for incorporating into sunny meadow planting schemes or in bold groups in the border. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

1 packet (20 catananche seeds) (79645)

Sow Catananche seed indoors from February to May. Sow seed at a depth of 1.5mm (1/16in) in a tray of good quality seed compost and gently firm down. Seal seed trays inside a plastic bag or place in a heated propagator at a temperature of 19-24C (65-75F). Germination usually takes 14-28 days. Keep the compost moist but not saturated.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When Catananche plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun on well-drained soil at a distance of 30cm (12”) apart. Seed sown in February will often flower the same year.

Water regularly until Catananche plants are fully established. Deadhead faded flowers throughout the summer to encourage more blooms to be produced.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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