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Herbaceous Perennial

Adenophora bulleyana

lady bells

A herbaceous perennial producing spikes of funnel-shaped, pale to mid-blue flowers in late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Adenophora are deciduous perennials closely related to Campanula and bearing similar, bell-shaped or funnel-shaped, violet-blue flowers in large terminal panicles or racemes in summer, above rounded basal leaves

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W China

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in light, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or propagate by cuttings from basal shoots

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back flowered stems in autumn

Pests

vine weevils, slugs and snails may be a nuisance

Diseases

Generally disease free

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