photo(left): David Boyd
Rarely seen in gardens around here, I love the alluring rich purple color of this upright, easy to grow “Bellflower.” Spreading to about 2' across,multiple sturdy upright stems to 3’ tall rise above a dense clump of long, bright green leaves each Spring, holding dense clusters of upward facing 2” flaring bells that hummingbirds, butterflies & bees adore - superb for cutting! Swoonful! Blooming lasts at least a month, then cut the stems down to the foliage for a repeat bloom in Summer. Yay! Rich well drained soil for best performance. Once established it will produce a huge number of blooming stems each year. Inlanders should plant this one in bright shade.