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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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 6, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

"Adenophora x 'Amethyst' " is the name by which this plant is known in commerce, but it is actually a selected form of the invasive creeping bellflower, Campanula rapunculoides, and not a ladybells (Adenophora).

It lacks the glandular disc that surrounds the base of the style in Adenophora.

Most Adenophoras are not terrific spreaders, but most plants sold as Adenophoras are actually the invasive creeping bellflower.

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.