Pendent bell-flowers in pyramidal flower stalks. Not sure if it will prove to be hardy in our garden. According to some, it is hardy to zone 6, but monocarpic (i.e., won't return the year after it flowers). We'll see...
||violet-blue (all summer)
||germinate at room temperature, needs light
detailed seed-starting info below
Update early spring 2005: most of the plants survived the winter, which sported several nights with sub-zero temperatures. I'm adjusting the hardiness range to include zone 6. Plants started blooming in mid-May.
Update spring 2006: last year's plants didn't return, which supports the monocarpic nature mentioned above. This year's seedlings will hopefully bring another flower show next year.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 9-17d)
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