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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw. An excellent sweet flavour, the leaves can be used like lettuce in salads, though the plant is not very productive[K]. It is important to only harvest individual side leaves, if the growing tip is harvested the shoot will usually die off[K].

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Azorina vidalii.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Azorina vidalii.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in mid spring in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[1]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Cultivation

Requires a moist but very free-draining soil of medium fertility and a sunny position.

This species is not very hardy outdoors in Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about 0°c[2]. It can possibly be grown outdoors in the mildest areas of the country if given the protection of a sunny wall. A short-lived plant, tending to rot in humid conditions[2].

Flowers tend to be white on plants grown in greenhouses, but turn pink on outdoor plants[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Azorina vidalii. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Azorina vidalii.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Azorina vidalii
Genus
Azorina
Family
Campanulaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (1989-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (1998-00-00)
    3. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)