|Adenophora latifolia 'Amethyst'|
|Sometimes confused with campanula, to which it is related, this plant is more delicate. It has nodding bells in a lovely soft shade of violet-blue, borne on straight stems with dark-green toothed foliage.
NOTE: The plants have a rather scrambling root system and are difficult to split tidily. So, when they are on offer they will sometimes be in the form of a clump which may or may not have top growth, according to the season. They will establish perfectly happily if kept moist (and preferably out of direct sunlight) until they have acclimatised to their new home. It might be best to pot them on and keep in a sheltered spot until they have grown a little larger.
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow thinly on the surface in a small pot, January-March, pressing lightly into the compost. Place pot in propagator or plastic bag, and do not exclude light as this is required for germination, which should take 14-28 days. Aim to maintain a temperature of 68F/20C. Prick out seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle, growing on in 3in pots. Harden off before planting out when risk of frost is past.|