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PlantFiles: 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)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

In the US, most plants and seed sold and traded as Adenophora are actually the weedy, invasive Campanula rapunculoides.

That makes it impossible to know whether the negative reviews here are about this Adenophora or the Campanula.

Let the buyer (and trader) beware!

Positive Weezingreens 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.


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

Seward, Alaska
Belmont, California
Concord, California
Modesto, California

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