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)


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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


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Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

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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:


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


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:


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.


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.


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.


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