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Herbaceous Perennial

Adenophora tashiroi

Tashiro ladybells

A herbaceous perennial, with oval-shaped basal leaves and spreading to ascending stems with narrower, coarsely toothed leaves. Small, branching clusters of nodding, bell-shaped purple flowers are produced in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Spreading branched
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

How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Dislikes root disturbance

Propagation

Propagate by seed, or by basal softwood cuttings in late spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, snails and vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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