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Edible uses


Leaves - raw or cooked.
There are no edible uses listed for Campanula parryi.

Material uses

The chewed blossoms are depilatory[1].
There are no material uses listed for Campanula parryi.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The root is antiphlogistic[1]. A poultice made from the chewed root has been applied to bruises[2].

The plant has been taken by pregnant women who desired a female child[2]. The dried plant has been used as a dusting powder to treat sores[2].

The chewed blossoms have been applied to the skin as a depilatory[2].


Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

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Seed - surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[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]. Difficult, because the long runners do not take kindly to separation from the parent plant and are difficult to establish[6].

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Prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in sun or partial shade[4][7]. Plants grow and spread freely in any light soil and do well when hanging over a wall[6].

Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[7]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[6]. The plants are self-fertile[6]. Seed is freely produced in British gardens[6]. Plants are very attractive to slugs[6].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[8].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Campanula parryi
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
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
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    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Flower Colour
    Flower Type


    1. ? Arnberger. L. P. Flowers of the Southwest Mountains. Southwestern Monuments Ass. (1968-00-00)
    2. ? Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    3. ? Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (1989-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    5. ? Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge (1926-00-00)
    6. ? Crook. H. Clifford. Campanulas - their cultivation and classification. Country Life (1951-00-00)
    7. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    8. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    9. ? Hitchcock. C. L. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press (1955-00-00)

    Facts about "Campanula parryi"RDF feed
    Article is incompleteYes +
    Article requires citationsNo +
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    Belongs to familyCampanulaceae +
    Belongs to genusCampanula +
    Has binomial nameCampanula parryi +
    Has common nameParry's Bellflower +
    Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
    Has fertility typeSelf fertile +, Bees +, Flies +, Beetles +, Lepidoptera + and Self +
    Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
    Has growth rateVigorous +
    Has hardiness zone4 +
    Has lifecycle typePerennial +
    Has mature height0.3 +
    Has mature width0.5 +
    Has medicinal partUnknown part +
    Has medicinal useAntiphlogistic +, Miscellany +, Poultice + and Skin +
    Has search namecampanula parryi + and parry's bellflower +
    Has shade toleranceLight shade +
    Has soil ph preferenceNeutral + and Alkaline +
    Has soil texture preferenceSandy + and Loamy +
    Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
    Has sun preferenceFull sun +
    Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
    Has taxonomy nameCampanula parryi +
    Has water requirementsmoderate +
    Is taxonomy typeSpecies +
    PFAF cultivation notes migratedNo +
    PFAF edible use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF material use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF medicinal use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF propagation notes migratedNo +
    PFAF toxicity notes migratedYes +
    Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
    Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +
    Has subobjectThis property is a special property in this wiki.Campanula parryi +, Campanula parryi +, Campanula parryi + and Campanula parryi +