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Conanthera campanulata - Lindl.

Common Name
Family Tecophilaeaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found from the coast to the peaks of the Andes.
Range Southern S. America - Chile.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Conanthera campanulata


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Conanthera campanulata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Conanthera campanulata is a BULB growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

C. simsii. Sweet.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[22, 46, 61, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a very well drained sandy peat and a warm sheltered position[1, 42, 200]. This species is not very hardy and is difficult to keep in British gardens[1], it requires protection from severe frosts and rain in the winter[1, 42]. A pane of glass supported over the plant is often sufficient[200]. Best results are obtained from growing the plant in a frame[1]. The bulbs can also be lifted in early autumn and stored in a cool dry but frost-free place over winter and then planted out in early spring[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a warm greenhouse. Sow the seed thinly so that the young plants can grow on undisturbed in the pot for their first year. Give the seedlings an occasional liquid feed during the growing season to ensure they do not become nutrient deficient. When the plants become dormant, pot up the small bulbs placing two or three in each pot. Grow on the plants for at least another 2 years in a greenhouse before planting them out when they are dormant. Division of offsets.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

Lindl.

Botanical References

200

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