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Soldanella montana
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Soldanella montana


Mountain Snowbells

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.493.710


Absolutely charming in the rock garden, alpine scree or trough garden, this is a spring-flowering perennial. It forms a small tuft of rounded, leathery green leaves with upright stems that hold nodding bell-shaped purple flowers with delicately fringed petal edges. Prefers at least afternoon shade and a gritty but moisture-retentive soil. In sunshine the leaves could become pale and suffer from brown, dry spots. Not as difficult to grow as some of the reference books may lead one to believe. Protection from slugs and snails in the winter and spring may be required: flower buds form in the autumn and are held down near the ground so they are very susceptible to damage. Native to mountainous areas across much of Europe. Well worth trying in Zones 3 or 4.

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Soldanella montana


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.


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