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Nolana paradoxa Nolana   Nolanaceae

Nolana	paradoxa, Chilean bellflower


Nolana	paradoxa, Chilean bellflower

Being an annual with a dwarf, creeping habit, this species is ideal as a colorful ground cover in an open sunny position or for pots and hanging baskets.
Low growing, up to 10 in (25 cm) high with a spread of 15 in (38 cm), it produces masses of trumpet-shaped, bright blue flowers, each with a pronounced white throat.
Many hybrids have evolved including ‘Blue Bird’, which has flowers in a rich, deep blue shade, again with the white throat.
Flowering colors: Blue, White
Cultivation: Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade.
The semi-trailing types grow well in hanging baskets.
Pinch the stem tips back occasionally to keep them bushy.
Propagate from seed, layers or tip cuttings.