Ladybells
Adenophora potaninii

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenophora (ad-eh-NO-for-uh) (Info)
Species: potaninii (po-tan-IN-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska

Belmont, California

Concord, California

Modesto, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 29, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

In North America, most plants and seed sold and traded as various Adenophora species are actually the weedy, invasive, and ecologically damaging creeping bellflower, Campanula rapunculoides.

The photo is from the Flora of China. Note the branched inflorescences. Campanula rapunculoides has flowers in the one-sided raceme (one unbranched flower stem).

From Flora of China: "...Inflorescences usually with branches at base, forming a panicle, sometimes with only several flowers glomerate into a pseudoraceme; pedicels less than 1 cm..." http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=2...

Positive

On Jan 22, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Adenophora potaninii originates from Western China. Also known as Bush Ladybells, this is a 'shrubby' plant. The lavender/blue bell-shaped blooms appear later in the season than those of most ladybells.