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Cupid's dart 'Major'
Catananche may be annuals or short-lived perennials with narrow leaves and solitary flowers heads with silvery bracts and strap-shaped florets; can be dried
'Major' is an herbaceous perennial to 60cm in height, with erect, grassy leaves and branched sprays of dark-centred, lavender-blue daisies 5cm in width
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Suited to any well-drained soil in full sun; good drought resistance. Often short-lived if grown on heavy soil
Propagate by division in spring or by root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by powdery mildews
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