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Cyananthus lobatus - Wall. ex Benth.

Common Name Trailing Bellflower
Family Campanulaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found in the alpine zone at heights of up to 4,200 metres. Open fields at elevations of 3300 - 4700 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Garwhal to Sikkim.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cyananthus lobatus Trailing Bellflower


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cyananthus lobatus is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 3. It is in flower from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. 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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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Laxative  Stomachic

The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a sweet, astringent and acrid taste with a cooling potency[241]. They are laxative and dry up serous fluids, and are used in the treatment of various serous disorders and constipation[241]. The juice of the root, mixed with a equal quantity of the root juice of Valeriana jatamansii, is used in the treatment of peptic ulcers[272].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a low-fertility, deep, gritty, cool and humus-rich soil, preferably acid, though most members of the genus will tolerate a little lime[200]. Tolerant of high summer rainfall, thriving in moist soils if these have perfect drainage[200]. Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[200]. There are some named forms, selected for their ornamental value[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in the autumn as soon as it is ripe[200]. Only just cover the seed and place it in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse until large enough to plant out (this is best done in early to mid summer). Softwood cuttings in spring[200].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation 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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