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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

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.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council 
  3. Australian Native Plants Society 
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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