Campanula cochleariifolia Lam.
Campanula cochleariifolia, commonly known as fairies' thimbles, is a perennial.
Campanula cochleariifolia was described by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck in 1785. The name is considered as validly published.
Campanula cochleariifolia is a species in the genus Campanula which contains approximately 503 to 622 species and belongs to the family of the Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family). The type species of the genus is Campanula latifolia.
The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.
Campanula cochleariifolia is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, dentate and petiolate. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Campanula cochleariifolia produces solitary nodding, blue campanulate flowers from June to August.
The perennials produce poricidal capsules.
Campanula cochleariifolia is native to to mountain regions in the whole of Europe.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
The recommended planting distance is 20 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses, container plant, slope plant, specimen plant and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing or by division.
Pests and Diseases
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