Adenophora potaninii


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Hardy perennial

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This handsome perennial from Western China, produces violet, bell-shaped flowers from mid- to late summer. Suitable for borders or woodlands gardens, it enjoys moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. It does not respond well to division so propagate by sowing the seed in containers in late winter or by taking basal shoot cuttings in late spring.

Family: Campanulaceae

Genus: Adenophora

Species: potaninii

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Violet

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: December to January

Time to take cuttings: April to May

Flowering period: July to September

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