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botanical name:
Soldanella villosa
Soldanella villosa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Snowbell
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Spreading evergreen perennial with rounded hairy green leaves. In spring slender stems carry small nodding, bell-shaped, dark violet-purple flowers with fringed petals.

cultivation:
Humus rich, moist but well drained, neutral to acid soil, in a cool position in sun or part shade. Dislikes excessive winter wet.

propagation:
By seed or division.

usage:
Rock garden, raised peat bed or alpine house.

other notes:
From mountain areas of central Europe.
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