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Adenophora tashiroi

Adenophora tashiroi
Adenophora tashiroi
Synonym(s) Adenophora polymorpha var. tashiroi
Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (late summer)
Size 8-20"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, not too dry

Typical upright adenophora from Japan and Korea, with crinkly leaves and clear blue bell flowers. Online photos of this species show quite a variety of habits: nodding and upright bells, clustered and solitary flowers, narrow pointed leaves and more rounded serrated leaves. My plants do match the description in my shelf reference book (Graham Nicholls: Dwarf Campanulas and Associated Genera) fairly well: violet-blue flowers 1.5-2 cm long, either solitary or a few to a raceme, with ovate, coarsely serrate bottom leaves about an inch long, and narrower upper leaves. So unless somebody tells me otherwise, I'll assume my seed-grown plants are as advertised. I've yet to do the adenophora test – hopefully soon. So far, my second-year plant is still quite small (perhaps 4 inches tall) and not at all inclined to overrun its neighbors, as many other members of the campanula clan are prone to do.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (76%G, 4-10d)
  2. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (11w) - 70F (83%G, 11-18d)

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