Adenophora Confusa

The first thing I say when I say the Adenophora confusa is "Wow, what a beautiful flower". Adenophora confusa is describes as a plant that only a botanist could distinguish from a Campanula. This flower blooms with lavender-blue, small, bell-shaped flowers. This species is often mistaken for Campanula because they are both members of the same family, Campanulaceae. The Adenophora grow 3 feet tall with narrow spikes of medium blue flowers. The flowers are bell-shaped and make for nice cut flowers. After blooming from late spring into late summer plants go dormant leaving nothing above ground except the tall stems with green then brown, small ball shaped seed capsules. To plant this species, they are best to plant in part shade where there is moisture netentive but well draining soils.