Phyteuma scheuchzeri

Phyteuma scheuchzeri

Horned Rampion

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Nobody would ever guess that this European native is closely related to Bell flowers, but there it is! Unusual spiky "horned" round heads of violet blue flowers appear in early to mid summer above evergreen blue-green foliage. The unique flower shape has been compared to that of a Medieval Mace.This plant is perfectly suited for rock gardens or planting near the front of borders.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 6 to Zone 9 (deciduous in Zone 5)
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 20 cm to 30 cm
Spread: 25 cm to 30 cm
Soil Requirements: Average moist, well drained soils
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Time: Mid spring to early summer
Use: Rock gardens, mixed borders, mass planting, edging
Flower Colour & Shape: Globular heads of spiky dark blue-violet flowers
Foliage: Basal mound of evergreen cordate, linear blue-green leaves
Benefits: Unusual blooms, evergreen

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