Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Campanula versicolor.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Campanula versicolor.
Basal cuttings in spring. Once they are a few years old, plants produce a number of rosettes and these can be carefully removed in the spring and used as cuttings. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.Root cuttings are said to work. The plant has a thick fleshy root with a number of crowns. Whilst this can be divided if great care is taken not to damage the root, it is not really recommended because the divisions take a long time to become established.
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This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c. Plants may require protection in severe winters, though they have proved reliable in Cornwall[K]. This species provides some of the nicest salad leaves that we have tried to date, it has an excellent potential as an edible ornamental in the garden, though it is not really suitable for commercial cultivation[K]. The plants have a basal rosette in winter and continue to grow slowly in all but the coldest weather, providing edible leaves most winters[K]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true. The plants are self-fertile. A very ornamental plant. It is closely related to C. pyramidalis, but is more reliably perennial.Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer.
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