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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw or cooked. A pleasant flavour, they are slightly sweet but a little bit chewy when eaten raw[K]. Flowers - raw or cooked. Slightly sweet, they make a pleasant and decorative addition to salads[K].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

Plants make a good ground cover when planted about 30cm apart each way, forming a spreading clump[1].
There are no material uses listed for Campanula carpatica.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Campanula carpatica.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow spring in a cold frame. Seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c. Very easy from seed[2]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Basal cuttings in spring. 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.

Division in spring or autumn. Very easy[2], larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.

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Cultivation

Prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in a sunny position though it also tolerates partial shade[3][4][1]. A very easy species to grow, it will tolerate almost any soil or situation though it prefers the fullest amount of sun[2]. Plants grow well on a sunny wall so long as the roots have soil to grow into[5].

Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[4]. A very free-flowering plant, indeed it has one of the longest flowering periods of any species in this genus[6]. If the plant is cut back as the flowers fade, it will usually produce a second flush of flowers later in the season[6]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[2]. This species, however, especially under garden conditions, is more likely to produce hybrids than most other members of the genus[6]. The plants are self-fertile[2]. A very variable species in the wild[6]. There are many named varieties selected for their ornamental value[4]. 'Chewton Joy' has pleasantly flavoured leaves[K].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Campanula carpatica. 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 Campanula carpatica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Campanula carpatica
Genus
Campanula
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
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light 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
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Crook. H. Clifford. Campanulas - their cultivation and classification. Country Life (1951-00-00)
    3. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    5. ? Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Lewis. P. & Lynch. M. Campanulas - A Gardener's Guide. B. T. Batsford. London. ISBN 0-7134-8266-4 (1998-00-00)
    7. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)

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