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Pratia angulata - (G.Forst.)Hook.f.

Common Name
Family Campanulaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp places in open forests, grassland, streamsides and herbfield from the lowland up to the sub-alpine zone in North and South Islands[44, 173].
Range New Zealand.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pratia angulata


Pratia angulata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Pratia angulata is an evergreen Perennial at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Lobelia angulata. L. rugulosa.

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Lawn;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[173]. They are available all year round[173].

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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 sheltered position in sun or light part-day shade in a moist gritty freely draining soil[200]. This species is hardy to about -10°c, and perhaps more when growing in a suitable site[200]. It does not thrive in areas where the summers are long and hot[200]. A polymorphic species[44]. A good plant for the rock garden[1], it can be invasive though and has become a lawn weed in some gardens[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame in the autumn[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in the autumn. Overwinter the plants in a cold greenhouse and plant out in late spring. Cuttings of basal shoots in early summer. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. 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.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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

(G.Forst.)Hook.f.

Botanical References

44200

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Readers comment

david nicholls   Wed Apr 23 2008

Crowe and others say it is popular with snails and slugs. I wonder how much, I may try farming snails on it, the local garden snail doesn't taste bad, I suppose thats another website.

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