Edraianthus graminifolius

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Edraianthus graminifolius (L.) A.DC.

Campanulaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: not specified

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

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

Edraianthus graminifolius is a perennial.

Naming

Edraianthus graminifolius was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1839.

Taxonomy

Edraianthus graminifolius is a species in the genus Edraianthus which contains approximately 17 to 18 species and belongs to the family of the Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family).

Characteristics

Edraianthus graminifolius - flowers

Growth

The perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Edraianthus graminifolius is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Edraianthus graminifolius produces solitary purple campanulate flowers from July to August.


Root System

Distribution

Edraianthus graminifolius is native to Romania, Italy, the Balkan Peninsula and Sicily and Malta.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber:

  • rockeries

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • The plants develop best if they are left to grow undisturbed.

Propagate by sowing.

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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