Ladybells, Lady Bells
Adenophora 'Amethyst'

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenophora (ad-eh-NO-for-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Amethyst

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Fishers, Indiana

Dracut, Massachusetts

Constantine, Michigan

Dover, New Hampshire

Portland, Oregon

Leesburg, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Mar 21, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

This plant is growing wild in my garden-I did not plant it. I find that it is extremely invasive and difficult to eradicate. The roots are long and turnip-like. The flowers are pritty, but I would not recomend this plant.

Neutral

On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Medium 30-36" - Plant 20" apart. zone 3-8. Tall spikes of amethyst blue bloom all summer long. Excellent cut flower.

Adenophoras produce many spikes of colorful bells in summer. They are prolific spreaders. Deadheading will prevent seeding, and a barrier will help with running if spread is not wanted.