Ladybells
Adenophora triphylla

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenophora (ad-eh-NO-for-uh) (Info)
Species: triphylla (try-FIL-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

Purple

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 12, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A highly variable species. Leaves in whorls of 3-6, usually whorls of 4. Small blue-violet bell-shaped flowers no more than 2/5" (1 cm) long, often slightly constricted at the lip, mostly in whorls along the flower stem.

The fleshy taproot is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

This is one of the few Adenophora species whose presence is easily documented in North American gardens.

Native to Eastern Siberia, Korea, Japan, China, Laos, Vietnam.

The botanists now call this Adenophora tetraphylla.