SORRY, CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. The flowers, with lilac blue petals around a central deep blue eye, float on wiry stems above a rosette of toothed silvery grey leaves. The big silvery buds, which precede the flowers, are themselves very attractive. Likes the sun and well drained soil. 2 to 3 feet. 1 litre pot.
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This is the plant known as Cupid's Dart, supposedly because in classical times it was an ingredient in love potions.
Very floriferous, but dead-heading can help keep the show going.
Nice video clip of some Catananche Caerulea in flower, but turn down the volume on the audio, which features some annoying music:
Catananche Caerulea is a hardy perennial plant with silver grey foliage and blue flowers on wiry stems throughout summer suitable for sun and dry soil.