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Campanula parryi - Gray.

Common Name Parry's Bellflower, Idaho bellflower
Family Campanulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist sub-alpine meadows and other open places in mountains, 2100 - 3000 metres[60].
Range South-western N. America.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Campanula parryi Parry


Al Schneider @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Campanula parryi Parry

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Campanula parryi is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw or cooked.

Medicinal Uses

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Antiphlogistic  Miscellany  Miscellany  Poultice  Skin

The root is antiphlogistic[155]. A poultice made from the chewed root has been applied to bruises[257]. The plant has been taken by pregnant women who desired a female child[257]. The dried plant has been used as a dusting powder to treat sores[257]. The chewed blossoms have been applied to the skin as a depilatory[257].

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Other Uses

Miscellany  Miscellany

The chewed blossoms are depilatory[155].

Cultivation details

Prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in sun or partial shade[1, 200]. Plants grow and spread freely in any light soil and do well when hanging over a wall[221]. Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[200]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[221]. The plants are self-fertile[221]. Seed is freely produced in British gardens[221]. Plants are very attractive to slugs[221]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Basal cuttings in spring[1]. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. 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. Division in spring or autumn[111]. Difficult, because the long runners do not take kindly to separation from the parent plant and are difficult to establish[221].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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