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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour with a pleasant sweetness[K]. Flowers - raw. A decorative and tasty addition to salads[K].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Campanula lactiflora.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Campanula lactiflora.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, otherwise surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c. Easy[1]. Plants, especially as they grow, resent root disturbance so, as soon as they are large enough to handle the seedlings should be pricked out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. It is generally better to grow the plants on in larger pots than average in order to ensure good root development[2]. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Basal cuttings in spring. Easy[K]. 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[1], 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. Another report says that it is difficult to divide the thick tenacious roots of mature plants, and that they resent the disturbance[2].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in most fertile well-drained soils[3], though it prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in sun or partial shade[4][5]. A very tolerant plant, thriving even when growing in unkempt grassy areas[3].

There are some named forms, selected for their ornamental value[5]. Plants tend to be top-heavy and will need supports in windy gardens[3]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[1]. The plants are self-fertile[1]. Although usually freely set, it is quite difficult to harvest the seed since it is readily dispersed by the plant as soon as it ripens[2]. The plant often self-sows in the garden and, if potted up whilst small, the seedlings usually transplant fairly well[2].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Campanula lactiflora. 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 lactiflora.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Campanula lactiflora
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
5
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
    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

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.3 Crook. H. Clifford. Campanulas - their cultivation and classification. Country Life (1951-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Lewis. P. & Lynch. M. Campanulas - A Gardener's Guide. B. T. Batsford. London. ISBN 0-7134-8266-4 (1998-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    4. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)

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