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botanical name:
Soldanella montana
Soldanella montana © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Snowbell
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Mounding evergreen perennial with rounded or kidney-shape, shallowly toothed, leathery green leaves, tinted violet on the undersides. In spring, slender stems carry small pendant, bell-shaped, lavender-blue flowers with fringed petals.

Humus rich, moist but sharply drained, neutral to acid soil, in full sun or part shade in mild areas. Dislikes excessive winter wet.

By seed or division.

Rock garden, raised peat bed or alpine house.

other notes:
From mountain areas of central Europe.
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