PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Adenophora latifolia 'Amethyst'
Ladybells
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer
Height 18-24in/45-60cm
Light preference Sun/part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth Spring, Surface
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.
Seed
1 packet £2.60

Plant
1 x plant (9cm pot) £3.95

Sometimes delivered bare-rooted
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