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Catananche caerulea 'Alba'

Common Name:
White Cupid's dart
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 2 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
A tightly clumping, perennial daisy, growing 1-2 feet high. It has narrow grey green basal leaves up to 12 inches long, making attractive mounds. Slender flower stems rise above the foliage in summer, swaying in the breeze. At their tips are tight heads of chaffy silver bracts, opening gradually into 2 inch chicory-style white daisies with notched rays. Sun, well drained soil, moderate watering.