Root - raw.Flowers - raw. A pleasant sweetness, and a very ornamental addition to mixed salads[K].
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Campanula persicifolia.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Campanula persicifolia.
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, 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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Plants are hardy to at least -15°c. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true. The plants are self-fertile. A very ornamental plant, there are many named varieties. It was at one time grown as a culinary vegetable, but is now only grown as an ornamental plant. The sub-species C. persicifolia crystalocalyx has larger leaves than the species and so is more suitable as a food crop[K]. A very long-lived and easily grown plant, it is best divided every other year. Slugs are very fond of this plant and can cause severe damage even to large plants[K]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer.This plant is a potential winter salad plant, it retains a basal rosette of leaves all winter[K].
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