12 to 24 in.
8 to 12 in.
southwest Europe, Italy
USDA zones 4-7
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Cupid's dart is a perennial flower that forms clumps of grassy, grey-green leaves. In mid-summer, tall stalks support two-inch, papery, dandelion-shaped solitary blue flowers.
Cupid's dart can be a prolific bloomer from mid-summer to autumn. The flowers are very pretty, but the plant itself is rather narrow. Plant it amongst other landscape plants with a larger shape for a nice display. Very drought tolerant.
Cupid's dart has been planted in the moderate water zone of the Xeriscape Garden. It has been short-lived, but is a beautiful plant when in bloom. It is worth trying in your own landscape.
Cut off old flowers to promote new blooms throughout the summer. Cut old growth to ground level before new growth starts in spring.