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

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

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics

Flower Head Size

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

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