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Catananche caerulea 'Alba' (Cupid's dart 'Alba')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Catananche caerulea 'Alba'

Other names

Cupid's dart 'Alba'

Genus

Catananche Catananche

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is an upright perennial with clumps of grass like foliage and white ray floret flowers in summer and autumn.


Catananche caerulea 'Alba' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Catananche caerulea 'Alba' (Cupid's dart 'Alba') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Dislikes clay.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Catananche caerulea 'Alba'

Other names

Cupid's dart 'Alba'

Genus

Catananche Catananche

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is an upright perennial with clumps of grass like foliage and white ray floret flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Catananche caerulea 'Alba' (Cupid's dart 'Alba') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Dislikes clay.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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