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Adenophora confusa

Common ladybells

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Features

  • Height0.6m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Adenophora confusa (Common ladybells). This is a blue flowering perennial similar to those in the Campanula genus, with an upright habit and bell-like flowers arranged in open terminal panicles. Leaves are dark green and diamond-oval to spear-like in shape.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

W. China

Interest and use

Cutting bed.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This plant requires full sun or partial shade. It will prefer rich, well drained not over-dry soil. The roots do not like to be disturbed and are not able to be divided or moved without damaging the plant.

Propagation

By seed. The seeds from this plant are very fine and should be mixed with sand to make sowing easier.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vine weevils, slugs, snails.

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