Monday, 9 July 2012

Zone 3 Flowers: Clustered Bell-flower

Description: Bellflowers are among the most popular of perennials. This is an outstanding selection with a mid-sized habit. Plants form a mound of coarse green leaves, bearing large clusters of deep purple-blue flowers in mid-summer.

Hardy: Zone 3

Bloom Time: Mid summer - early fall

Height: 12'' - 18''

Spacing: 18'' - 20''

Sun Needs: Full sun to part shade

Water Needs: Average

Outstanding Features: Great texture, looks great with orange or yellow, or iris.

Uses: Cut flowers, boarders, attracts butterflies.  Looks terrific in the border with any dwarf white Shasta Daisy, or plant next to something gold or yellow for a spectacular contrast. Rabbit resistant.

Tips: Quickly spreads to form a small patch, but easily managed by dividing plants in spring or fall.

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