Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Wahlenbergia stricta 1 synonym: Wahlenbergia gracilis var. stricta|
|Common Name:||austral bluebell , australian bluebell , tall 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 are edible and can be used in salads.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
|20-50 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:||Bell-shaped flowers to 30mm wide on long stems. Calyx hairy. Light to deep blue, sometimes white, with a white throat. Flowering from September to February.|
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.