This tall bell flower is a classic old-fashioned, romantic, cottage garden perennial. In July it produces panicles of open, cupped star-shaped flowers that vary from white to deep sky blue on 4 to 5 foot stems. The delicate airy blooms will be in color until the end of August. Trim back fading flowers to encourage re-bloom later in the season. It is easy to grow and also makes a great cut flower.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: orange
Great Color Partners: pink, lavender, rose
Culture NotesThis vigorous perennial grows well in full sun to light or open shade. It prefers a rich moist or well-drained soil. Provide regular watering during the summer. Trim back fading flowers to encourage rebloom later in the season.
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Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: lavender
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering