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Edible uses


Leaves - raw or cooked[K]. Pleasantly sweet, though individual leaves are quite small. The leaves are available all year round. Flowers - a pleasant taste and texture with a slight sweetness[K].



Material uses

Plants can be grown for ground cover when planted about 45cm apart each way, they form spreading clumps[1].
There are no material uses listed for Campanula latiloba.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Campanula latiloba.


Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover


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Seed - surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[2]. Easy[3]. 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[4]. 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[5]. Very easy[3], 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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An easily grown plant that succeeds in almost any soil[3], it prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in full sun though it also tolerates partial shade[4][5][1]. Plants can be grown in quite coarse grass, which can be cut annually in the autumn[6].

Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[5]. If the plants are cut back by half after the first flush of flowering, they will usually produce a second flush[7]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[3]. The plants are self-fertile[3]. Plants often self-sow in British gardens[3]. There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value[1]. This species is very closely related to C. persicifolia, differing from that species in having stalkless flowers and stiff rather thick angular stems[7]. The main difference from a gardener's viewpoint is that this species is coarser and more robust with stems that rarely blow over[7].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[6].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Campanula latiloba
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    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.
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Flower Colour
    Flower Type


    1. ? Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
    2. ? Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (1989-00-00)
    3. ? Crook. H. Clifford. Campanulas - their cultivation and classification. Country Life (1951-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    5. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    7. ? Lewis. P. & Lynch. M. Campanulas - A Gardener's Guide. B. T. Batsford. London. ISBN 0-7134-8266-4 (1998-00-00)