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Adenophora potaninii

Bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourLight purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Adenophora potaninii (Bellflower). An upright perennial with mid-green, alternate, ovate to lance-shaped, toothed stem leaves up to 5cms in length, forming a rosette. The flowers are pendant racemes of bell shaped blue-lavender or light purple blooms, which appear in mid to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

W. China

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Used in borders and woodland gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Tolerates semi-shade. Does not appreciate any root disturbance.

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vine weevils may attack the fleshy roots. Slugs and snails will eat young growth.

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