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Phyteuma scheuchzeri
Horned Rampion
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Zone 6 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.423.910

A close relative of the Bellflowers (but looking very un-bell-like) , this is an excellent rock garden or edging plant that is seldom seen in gardens. It forms a low evergreen mound or tuft of narrow blue-green leaves, bearing taller stems that hold spiky ball-shaped clusters of deep-blue flowers in early summer. One reference compares the bizarre flower heads to the Sputnik satellite. Prefers a rich, moist soil with good drainage. Easy to divide in spring, if desired. Possibly hardy in Zone 5 or colder, with protection or good winter snow cover.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Border
  Containers
  Edging
  Evergreen

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches


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