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Bellflower

Adenophora spp.

Also known as

Gland bellflower, Ladybells

Adenophora nikoensis 02 by Σ64 (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Bellflower Overview

Genus of around 60 hardy perennial species known generally as ladybells. They originate from Eastern Asia and Europe and most species are restricted in their distribution to China or Siberia. Typically possessing fleshy roots, species in this genus can be labelled as invasive. Flowers are bell to funnel-shaped or tubular, with 5 petals, commonly range in colour from lilac to dark blue.

Common problems with Bellflower

How to propagate Bellflower

Cuttings

Propagation is by basal cuttings in the early spring.

Seed

Seed in the autumn. Plant seeds when young to avoid disturbing roots.

Other uses of Bellflower

Grown for its flowers.