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Adenophora 'Amethyst'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)
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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

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No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Bellisgirl 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 berrygirl 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.


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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