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Catananche (Cupid's Dart) & Xeranthemum (Paper Flower)

Cupid's Dart and Paper Flowers are showy, free flowering annuals to perennials from southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, where they occur in rocky, semi-dry, sunny sites. Cupid's Dart has numerous, pale purplish blue flowers on medium-sized, upright growing stalks above narrow, silvery-grey leaves, whereas Paper Flowers makes numerous small to medium sized pale lavender blue to pale lilac flower heads. All are easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a protected spot full sun, where they will grow as perennials. Ideal in a rock garden. Under more unfavorable conditions they tend to grow as an annual or biannual and produce flowers in the first year already.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, very well drained, preferably slightly rocky soil. Keep pots in a sunny , protected spot outside. Transplant to the final spot in the garden as soon as seedlings are strong enough in late spring to early summer.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7/8.
20 seeds per package.
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Catananche caerulea (Cupid's Dart)

Catananche caerulea (Cupid's Dart)

30 (50)cm, Cupid's Dart makes showy pale purplish blue flower heads surrounded by paper-like, semi-transparent sepals above narrow, silvery green foliage throughout summer. A Mediterranean annual to perennial for any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in full sun. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3890 € 4,99
Xeranthemum cylindraceum (Paper Flower)

Xeranthemum cylindraceum (Paper Flower)

40 (70)cm, Paper Flower makes numerous small pale lavender blue flower heads on tall and elegant, branching stalks. An annual to perennial from dryish sites in southern Europe for any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in full sun. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6343 € 4,99
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