Samantha Bellflower flowers
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Plant Height: 8 inches
Flower Height: 15 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Pretty violet-blue bellflowers are richly fragrant; neat, compact plant, perfect for rock gardens and edges; low maintenance, deadhead for extended bloom; attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Samantha Bellflower has masses of beautiful fragrant blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its heart-shaped leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Samantha Bellflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Samantha Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Samantha Bellflower will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 15 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Samantha Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.