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Campanula primulifolia

Campanula primulifolia
Spanish bellflower
Common name Spanish bellflower
Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers lavender blue (summer)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate August

Upright bellflower with crinkly broad leaves that indeed resemble those of a primrose. The blue flowers, which start opening in mid-July, face upward, for easy inspection. According to some references, they self-seed. This would be welcome, because I've found them to be tricky to establish. Even though they are supposed to be hardy to climates colder than ours, most of the plants we started last year, in various areas of the garden, didn't make it through winter. So I hope for a few volunteers to keep the stand going year after year.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (65%G, 10-15d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (50+%G, 9-19d)
  3. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F with light (80%G, 9-15d)

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