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botanical name:
Physoplexis comosa
Physoplexis comosa © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Phyteuma comosum
family:  Campanulaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.08m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: to
description:
Tuft-forming alpine perennial. Toothed, ovate to heart-shaped, mid to dark green leaves. Compact terminal clusters of up to 20 bottle-shaped, pale violet flowers with tapering dark violet tips, produced in late summer.

cultivation:
Poor to moderately fertile, gritty, sharply drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet. Susceptible to damage by slugs and snails.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Alpine, scree and rock gardens.

other notes:
From the European Alps.

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