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A plant to put in every garden! This flower, the Adenophore, all in height and in a bell, strongly resembles a flower of the woods, but with longer stems. Easy to grow and with a beautiful dense purple-mauve color, it is ideal for flower beds and / or flower beds in shade ... But also sunny spots. The Adenophore has an originality, it adapts to its living conditions, sunny garden or not, cool or dry ground ... Ideal, the plant!

Botanical name:

Adenophora lillifolia

Type of plant



Rustic plant, resistant to cold down to -20 ° C and more

Benefits to the garden

Its rapid growth. The Adénophore adapts to all types of exposure, sun, partial shade - shade, to beautify your garden, which allows you to vary the uses. It also supports all types of soil, with a slight preference for fresh and drained, rich soils ... a bit like undergrowth.

Another advantage and not the least, its seeds are reseeded and can be stored for up to 3 years, if, as is the trend, you are part of a "exchange of seeds or plants, you can easily get them. exchange for another variety of plant, happy to land in your garden.

Description of the Adenophore

Long stems, a beautiful tender green, emerge from a clump of leaves on the ground. Along these stems of about two to eight inches, beautiful mauve – violet flowers in the shape of bells.

Gardener's Info

The Adenophore does not require maintenance, and accepts soils of all types, even calcareous soils see the Adenophore very well.
For better plant development and more flowers, it is best that the soil is rich, drained and cool.

How to sow the Adenophore?

Sow under cover in March

• Sow in peat cups filled with potting soil or compost

• Make a hole of 1 to 2 cm to place 2 to 3 seeds.

• Cover the seeds with potting soil and water widely

In the long term :

• The earth should always be moist, but not waterlogged.

How to plant the Adenophore?

Plant the Buckets in the ground in April, May or September

• Prepare the area by loosening the soil

• Amend the soil with potting soil or compost

• Position the buckets in the chosen location

• Cover with soil and tamp down well without damaging the plants.

• Water generously

Other varieties of Adenophore

• Adenophora Bulleyana, it bears blue bell-shaped flowers and can reach 1.20 m in height.

• Adenophora Triphilla, it bears purple flowers and measures about 1 m in height.

Agrees with

To be planted with campanulas and euphorbias

With or without a garden ...

In the garden: on the edge and rockery for the dwarf varieties, and in perennial beds for the others.

Without garden: In 40cm earthenware pot, with a mixture of 1/3 sand, 2/3 potting soil.


• At the end of the season, you can collect the seeds and put them in a very dry place. Depending on how big the Adenophore plant has grown, you can thin it out simply by removing stems.

• In early fall, when the last flowers are gone, you can cut off the stems for a better start the next season.


Flowers from June to September, 4 to 5 months of flowers ... It is a plant that is good for the garden!



High. and Width

Sun to partial shade

in case of drought

80 cm and
50 cm

Space between plants


50 cm

Do not bury the collar



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