| Campanula zangezura; photo by Todd Boland|
- Description and general information
- This species was formerly known as Symphyandra zangezura. It is a short-lived perennial (usually monocarpic) native from the Caucasus to northwestern Iran. Plants form a leafy rosette which may grow for several years before it commences flowering. The leaves are rounded to kidney-shaped with coarsely serrated margins and softly hairy. Flower stems reach about 25 cm and produce a bushy clump of stems adorned with numerous pendant pale lavender-blue bells. The lobes of the flowers curl back, adding to the elegance of the flowers.
- This bellflower prefers full sun and a well-drained soil.
- Bloom period
- This bellflower commences flowering in May in warmer regions but may not start until July further north. They flower over many weeks, much longer than many other alpine bellflowers.
- Seed is the only way to propagate this tap-rooted species. Plants will often gently self-seed on their own.
- Surface sow at 20 C. If no germination within 4 weeks, provide them with 6 weeks of 4 C.
- Not possible due to its tap-root and often monocarpic nature.
- Not practiced.
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Created by Todd Boland.
Last Modification: Tuesday 20 of September, 2011 18:57:08 CDT by Todd Boland.
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