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CAMPANULA thyrsoides

Postby Melroche » May 24, 2008 10:03 pm

Does anybody have this guys in their garden? I got the seeds from garden's north, because it looked interesting. Excellent germination...I'm just curious as to how it behaves in the garden...suggestions...comments...?

This is what I know about it....

Zone 3 - Blooms Mid to Late Summer - 75cm tall

"Native to Austria and northern Yugoslavia. This monocarpic species forms a large, flat, narrow-leaved grayish rosette the first season, followed in its flowering year by a striking spike carrying yellowish-white clustered flowers. For the larger rock garden or as a vertical accent in a sunny, well-drained spot."

AND......what is "monocarpic"?

Mel :?:
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Postby Sharon Bryson » May 25, 2008 8:58 am

Monocarpic refers to the habit some plants have of blooming, setting seed, and then dying....it rather redefines the concept of "perennial".
The most "famous" plants that do this are the Blue Himalayan poppies.....one seems to be able to get around it in them by debudding the first flowering stalks.
Have no idea how this campanula behaves.
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Postby Melroche » May 25, 2008 9:07 am

Thank you Sharon. That's interesting. I guess I'll just wait and see if anybody has grown this particular variety...if not. I'll just plant one and see what happens...

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