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Campanula rhomboidalis

 
Campanula rhomboidalis

Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple-blue (but ours are white)
Size 8-24"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Upright-growing bellflower, native to meadows in the southwestern and central European alps. Flowering stems are held above the tufts of basal leaves. One of its propagation methods is by underground runners, so I'll be careful with this one for a while until I understand its aggressiveness in the garden.
For some reason, my plants didn't bloom in their second year (which is unusual for campanulas). When one finally did in year three, its flowers were white, offset by dark green leaves. Not sure what I have is a variant of C. rhomboidalis or something else altogether.

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 '10 trade. Baggy 70F (31%G, 7-15d)


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