Cupid's Dart

Cupid's Dart - Seeds & Bulbs

Cupid's Dart
(Catananche caerulea)

Raggedy petaled lavender-blue daisies bloom profusely for several weeks. Thriving on benign neglect, all Cupid's Dart asks is a well-drained and sunny site. Historically, Cupid's Dart was used to make a potion to trap the unwary heart, hence the name. Not guaranteed to find a mate, but you can't help but be smitten by these casual little daisies.

Average Count: 100 Seeds

Flower Type: Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 18" to 30"
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: Late winter to early spring, 3 - 4 weeks before the last spring frost, and while nights are still cold. Seeds require cold to germinate. Can also be planted in fall in mild climates.
When to Sow Inside: Spring - 6 to 8 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: Barely cover.
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 20 to 30
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 9" apart

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