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Nolana paradoxa ‘Blue Bird’

Chilean bellflower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Nolana paradoxa 'Blue Bird'
  • Common name: Chilean bellflower
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Nolana paradoxa ‘Blue Bird’ is an unusual but useful alternative to petunias. Its bright, sky-blue trumpets with a creamy yellow throat, appear in profusion all summer, studding the top of the bushy, creeping stems. Long blooming and low maintenance, it’s easy to grow from seed and is tolerant of drought. It’s perfect for using to edge paths and using in hanging baskets.

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For best results grow Nolana paradoxa ‘Blue Bird’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

How to grow Nolana 'Blue Bird'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Nolana 'Blue Bird' and wildlife

Nolana 'Blue Bird' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Nolana 'Blue Bird' poisonous?

Nolana 'Blue Bird' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People