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Cupid's Dart (Organic)

Catananche caerulea. Perennial in zones 3-9.

Daisy-like lavender flowers are a very low maintenance, drought tolerant perennial flower. Bushy, 2’ tall plants grow naturally in disturbed areas and don’t mind crowding. Cupid’s Dart is a good choice for wild perennial flower patches. Suitable as a cut flower both fresh and dried. Will self-sow. Its common name references its supposed use by the ancient Greeks in a love potion. Aka, Love Plant.

1/2 g ≈ 140 seeds
$3.90

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Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost or direct sow after danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 1/8” deep. Germination in 10-25 days. Thin / transplant starts to 12” spacing. Plants prefer full sun to light shade. May bloom in first year if sown early. Somewhat drought tolerant and known to gently self-sow.

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Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur. Isolate from other varieties of same species by ¼ mile.

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