Lilyleaf Ladybells (Adenophora lilifolia)

Adenophora liliifolia, commonly called ladybells, is a close relative of the campanulas. It is an erect perennial which typically grows 1.5 to 2' tall and features leafy, branching stems which are topped in late spring with terminal racemes of drooping, flaring, bell-shaped, lilac blue to pale blue flowers (to 3/4" long) which are mildly fragrant. Toothed, ovate to lance-shaped stem leaves (to 3" long) are medium green. Sometimes commonly called false campanula. Genus name comes from the Greek words aden meaning gland and phorea meaning to bear.