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|Botanical Name:||Wahlenbergia stricta|
|Common Name:||Tall Bluebell , Australian bluebell , austral bluebell|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use|
|Indigenous Plant Use:||Flowers can be used in salads.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
|90 cm x 40 cm|
|Foliage:||Pairs of hairy, oblong leaves 5-70 mm x 1-13 mm, margins wavy with small teeth. Leaves becoming narrow near flowers or stalk leafless in upper half.|
|Flowers:||Large bell-shaped flowers on long stems. Calyx hairy. Light to deep blue, sometimes white, with a white throat. August-January,|
Erect to clumping hairy perennial herb dying back to thick taproot in autumn. Few to many stems usually few branched. Nectar for butterflies.
A beautiful bluebell with well displayed flowers, excellent planted en masse or as drifts through small gardens, cottage gardens or under trees.