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Wahlenbergia communis

tufted bluebell

Tufted or open perennial herb growing to a height of 40cm and spreading 30cm. Blue bell shaped flower on long stems in summer.
originAll mainland Australian states.
cultural notesPrefers moist, well drained soils in full sun to full shade. In dry seasons plants will die off and reshoot from the taproot in Winter when conditions are more favourable.
toleratesFrost and shade tolerant, will die back in dry conditions and reshoot when moisture returns.
flowering seasonLate Spring, Summer and early Autumn.
flower colourPale to bright blue bell shaped flowers held above the foliage on long stems.
foliage colourFoliage is blue-green forming tufts at the base of the plant.
widthup to 0.3m
heightup to 0.4m
plant spacing20cm apart
recommended usesAttractive when used in mass plantings, in rockeries or cottage gardens. Also effective for combination plantings in pots.

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