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Adenophora triphylla var. japonica

 
Adenophora triphylla var. japonica
ladybells
Adenophora triphylla var. japonica

Common name ladybells
Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers light blue (summer-fall)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate cold
detailed seed-starting info below

Short flared light-blue bells with little blue "tongues" on upright flowerstalks. As suggested by the species name, the glossy lance-shaped leaves, emerge from the stalks arranged in threes. We have just one plant for now, grown from seed, and I'm quite taken by it. I hope it sticks around.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Read about my efforts to distinguish adenophoras from campanulas

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 35F (100%G, 30-44d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (100%G, 32-39d)
  3. Same seed as above, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (100%G, 4-5w)

Seedlings fare best when left in baggy at room temperature to leaf out before potting up.


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