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Wahlenbergia stricta|Tall Bluebell

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Erect to clumping hairy perennial herb dying back to thick taproot in autumn. Few to many stems usually few branched.
Size (W x H)
0.4-0.4m x 0.4-0.9m
Pairs of hairy, oblong leaves 5-70mm x 1-13mm, margins wavy with small teeth. Leaves becoming narrow near flowers or stalk leafless in upper half.
Large bell-shaped flowers on long stems. Calyx hairy.
Flower colour
Light to deep blue, sometimes white, with a white throat
Flower time
August to January
Growing conditions
Well drained soils, tolerating limited dryness in damp to dryer forests. Full sun or semi-shade.
Commonly used for
A beautiful bluebell with well displayed flowers, excellent planted en masse or as drifts through small gardens, cottage gardens or under trees.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory