Horned Rampion
Phyteuma scheuchzeri

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phyteuma (fy-teh-YOO-muh) (Info)
Species: scheuchzeri (SHOYK-zer-ee) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Portland, Oregon

Sherwood, Oregon

Freeland, Washington

Lake Stevens, Washington

North Bend, Washington

Redmond, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 15, 2013, mehitabel45 from Whidbey Island, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I love this little plant. It's my first year for it, and I got it late, but the flowers are just so interesting, and and the leaves are a lovely heart shape. I've put it in a perennial window box, and will divide it asap. I want lots of them! I'm looking for seeds, since I didn't get any this year.

Positive

On Jan 31, 2012, Pistil from Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

pretty little low plant, spreads slowly and suppresses weeds. I have it on a crummy clay unimproved soil, slopes to the east, part shade, quite neglected. It does fine and has totally cool little flowers.

Positive

On May 6, 2011, jackidee from Sherwood, OR wrote:

The flower shape is very interesting. I moved it from pot to garden, but in container it is easier to see and study the blooms. Very nice plant.

Positive

On Nov 5, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very attractive plant. Not one to hit you in the eye, but with its own quiet beauty.
It likes well drained soil and sun - an alpine native.
It is very attractive to hoverflies and other beneficial insects