Campanula cochleariifolia

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Campanula cochleariifolia Lam.

Campanulaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: poricidal capsule

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: nodding

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Campanulanae
Ordo:
Campanulales

Campanula cochleariifolia, commonly known as fairies' thimbles, is a perennial.

Naming

Campanula cochleariifolia was described by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck in 1785. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Campanula cochleariifolia - habitus
Campanula cochleariifolia - flowers

Growth

The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Campanula cochleariifolia is native to to mountain regions in the whole of Europe.

Cultivation

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 -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

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.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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