One of the taller garden bellflower species, with more foliage bulk than its cousins peachleaf bellflower and C. latifolia. Its leaves are fresh green and crinkly. Our garden is home to two cultivars - both were grown from seed and may not be true representatives of their namesakes, but they are distinct in appearance: our 'Pritchard's Variety' is about 30 inches tall, with sky-blue flowers, quite open in form. The one we grew as 'Dwarf Pink' is indeed somewhat shorter (but our plants are also younger), its more proific flowers colored a delicate blush. I like 'm both.
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
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This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Kathy Lapham||Jan 11, 2009||When a plant is described in "quotes" it is a selected cultivar. A plant can only be called "Pritchard's variety" if it comes from a vegetative division (tissue culture or actual physical division of the plant). If grown from seed it should be called a seedling selection. A seed carries a lot of genetic diversity. In this plant you can get anything from pink to blue. So you don't really have "Pritchard's variety." We can talk about it if you like. Email me.|
I can't email you - I wouldn't know how :-)
In any case, you are probably strictly speaking correct (although the quotes should be single quotes) - but the gardening world is full of seed strain varieties of species, which are also commonly referred to with cultivar names. That may be not altogether proper, but it's so ingrained that I don't feel bad about erring that way.
|Don ||Jun 05, 2015||I strongly agree with Kathy. There are seed strain varieties, but 'Pritchard's Variety' is not one. To refer to its seedlings as 'Pritchard's Variety' is to add to the confusion that already exists in commerce from less-than-scrupulous plant sellers.|
- Seed for 'Dwarf pink' from '05 trade. Baggy 65F (43+%G, 5-14d)
- Seed for 'PV' from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (~25%G, 14-19d). Did not develop.
- Seed for 'Dwarf pink' from '05 trade. Baggy 65F, with intermittent exposure to light (6%G, 18-32d)
- Seed for 'Loddon Anna' from '08 trade. Baggy 65F (7 out of many G, 1-2w). Few of the sprouted seeds grew into healthy seedlings
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