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Catananche caerulea

Blue Cupidone, Cupid's Dart

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Cool blue flowers all summer long

Attractive autumn seedheads

Ideal for meadows or planting in large groups in borders

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This bright little perennial makes a superb addition to cut flower arrangements for its long-lasting blooms! Ragged-edged, lavender-blue flowers burst from straw like buds in summer. The flowers are replaced by papery seed heads that can be used to good effect in dried arrangements too. Although a relatively short-lived perennial, Catananche caerulea delivers a charming nostalgic feel to cottage garden borders and will happily seed about to produce new plants as the years go by. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower garden

full sun

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Flowering Months


1 x 3 litre potted catananche plant (63962)

Plant Catananche in a sheltered position in full sun on well-drained soil at a distance of 30cm (12”) apart.
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 £6.99.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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