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Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 - 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 65 deg F
Days to germinate: 1 - 3 weeks
Depth to plant seed: surface sow
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Alpine species should be sown in an open frame.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Other: take basal root cuttings
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 13, 2012 9:58 AM

Beautiful! This wildflower is a cousin of the native Campanulas. About 9” tall, this plant blooms non-stop all summer.

A native of the Carpathian Mountains, these little wildflowers are very hardy and can withstand harsh winter conditions. Good in rock gardens and for edging paths and walkways.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 9:18 AM

Survives zone 5 winters with ease, doesn't require much. Mine gets full sun and very little winter protection.

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