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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young shoots - raw or cooked[1][2]. Contains up to 400mg% of vitamin C[3].

Root - raw[4]. This report is rather vague and needs further investigation.

Flowers - raw or cooked. A pleasant sweetness[K].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Campanula latifolia.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The flowers are emetic[5].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in spring in a cold frame. Three or four weeks pre-chilling of the seed improves the germination rate[6]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[6]. 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.

The seed can also be sown outdoors in situ during the spring. Basal cuttings in spring[7]. 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[8]. Very easy, 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

A very robust plant, capable of succeeding in the wild garden and tolerating considerable neglect[9]. It succeeds in most fertile well-drained soils[10], though it prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in sun or partial shade[7][11]. Prefers a humus-rich soil in shade or partial shade[9]. Grows well in cool moist woodlands with light shade where it can spread freely[7]. Plants occasionally grow in old walls[12] and also succeed in the dry shade of trees[10].

Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[11]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[13]. The plants are self-fertile[13]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[10].

A very ornamental plant, there are some named varieties[14]. The species can be quite invasive, though most of the cultivars that have been selected for flower colour are less rampant[9].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Campanula latifolia. 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 latifolia.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Campanula latifolia
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
partial sun
Shade
permanent 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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