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Scopolia carniolica

Scopolia

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Scopolia is a little-known creeping, hardy perennial that deserves to be planted in more gardens. A member of the potato family, it produces attractive, brownish-purple to red, bell-shaped flowers from mid- to late spring. Its dark green, oblong leaves have pointed tips and prominent veins make them particularly attractive. This plant grows naturally in central and south-east Europe and is perfectly hardy in the UK. It is ideally planted in a shady area of the garden for a splash of spring colour.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Scopolia

Species: carniolica

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: February to March

Flowering period: April to June


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