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Campanula raineri

Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue bells (June)
Size 3"
Light full sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature, with exposure to light. cold treatment may help, especially with fresh seed
detailed seed-starting info below

As campanulas go, this one is rather fussy. It works best in an excellently drained rock garden. My first attempt at overwintering in an ordinary garden area failed - I am trying again this 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 '02 trade. Baggy 70F with light (3%G, 18d), 35F (12%G, 8-35d), 70F with light (45%G, 15-30d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (60%G, 10-17d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (26%G, 10-23d)

Perhaps dry storage removes cold stratification requirement.

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