Catananche caerulea 'Blue'
Cupid's Dart. Hardy and easy to grow, producing brilliant displays of sky blue flowers, long lasting when used as cut flowers or can be dried for winter decoration. Not too fussy about soils, just avoid wet areas. In very cold winters this plant dies down to ground level to regrow in spring.
Keep well watered until firmly established, feed with a good liquid fertiliser every two weeks in the flowering season.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
June - September