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Symphyandra wanneri

Symphyandra wanneri

Synonym(s) Campanula wanneri
Common name ringflower
Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers violet-blue (all summer)
Size 8-12"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature, needs light
detailed seed-starting info below

Pendent bell-flowers in pyramidal flower stalks. Not sure if it will prove to be hardy in our garden. According to some, it is hardy to zone 6, but monocarpic (i.e., won't return the year after it flowers). We'll see...
Update early spring 2005: most of the plants survived the winter, which sported several nights with sub-zero temperatures. I'm adjusting the hardiness range to include zone 6. Plants started blooming in mid-May.
Update spring 2006: last year's plants didn't return, which supports the monocarpic nature mentioned above. This year's seedlings will hopefully bring another flower show next 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 '03 trade. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 9-17d)

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