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Catananche caerulea

Blue Cupidone, Cupid's Dart

Hardy Perennial

An easy to raise, free flowering plant for the front of the border. The brilliant sky blue flowers are freely produced and are excellent for cutting, lasting a long time in water. They can also be dried for winter decoration. Will flower the same year from a late winter sowing. Flowers summer. Height 60cm (2ft).

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 catananche seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.99
Sow from late winter to spring in a good seed compost just covering the seed with compost and gently firm down compost. Germination usually takes 21-25 days at 19-24C (65-75F).

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 45cm (18in) apart in a sunny spot on light well drained soil.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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