Catananche caerulea


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Noun1.Catananche caerulea - south European plant having dark-eyed flowers with flat blue rays
catananche - any of several plants of the genus Catananche having long-stalked heads of blue or yellow flowers
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CHOOSE TOUGH PLANTS FOR A HOT, DRY SUMMER These include: Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound); Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart); Centranthus ruber (red valerian); Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane); Eschscholzia californica (California poppy); Euphorbia myrsinites (broad-leaved glaucous spurge); Gaura lindheimeri (white gaura); Nepeta racemosa (catmint); Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian sage); Salvia sclarea (clary sage); Santolina chamaecyparissus (cotton lavender), and Verbena bonariensis (Argentinian vervain).
For a frothy-look to the border then Catananche caerulea "Bicolor" (cupid's dart) is a heart-winner.
Cupid's dart, Catananche caerulea 'Major' has thin blueish green leaves and forms clumps up to two foot tall and with a spread of about one foot.