Chilean Bell Flower
Nolana paradoxa

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nolana (no-LA-nuh) (Info)
Species: paradoxa (par-uh-DOKS-uh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Danville, California

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 25, 2008, wind from Mount Laurel, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I started it from seed from a DG seed swap. The pale blue blooms are lovely in a combination arrangement, cascading out of a large blue ceramic pot on our front porch. It is not blooming too prolifically, perhaps due to lack of full sun ~ it is getting late afternoon shade.

Positive

On Feb 10, 2005, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This Chilean Native Plant is native to coastal areas, full sun, rocky soil with good drainage and does not require much water. Nolanas make great groundcovers, as they can spread up to 1.5 m.