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Adenophora (ah-duh-NOFF-ore-uh)

Common Name:  Ladybells

Light:  - Full sun to part sun

Soil:  Any good, well-drained

Moisture:  Average

Blooms:  Summer to fall

Zones:  3 - 8

Adenophera lilifolia

Adenophora Description and Cultural Information

Adenophora confusa, Farrer's ladybells. 3'. This ladybell is similar to A. lilifolia but has deep blue flowers and is more drought tolerant.

Adenophora lilifolia, lilyleaf ladybells. 2'. This is a spreading plant with rounded green foliage at the base of tall spikes of nodding purple-blue flower bells. Similar to Campanula glomerata but more vigorous.

How to Grow:  Ladybells are easy to grow (perhaps too easy) in any good, well-drained soil in full sun to part sun. They spread underground from dense runners and are best naturalized, or you can try to corral them with other vigorous plants or a border.

Landscape Uses:  Ladybells work well when naturalized in the informal cottage garden or wildflower garden, but be careful in the tended border as they are vigorous spreading with the tendency to take over.

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