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Bulb Log 31 August 1
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:31:46 PM »
Ian, I think your wee campanula is Campanula sartorii or possibly calaminthifolia (but this is frequently sartorii in cultivation).   I have had it self seeding in a small area for many years mostly round a now fairly large Juniperus communis compressa and now down between the stones supporting the raised bed.  I am always amazed how such a tiny plant can survive in arid conditions and go on to flower.  I expect it produces masses of seed and only a tiny proportion will survive to become flowering plants.
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Re: Bulb Log 31 August 1
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 07:15:05 PM »
thanks Roma -that is it -  Campanula sartorii.
We got it from Bette Ivey who collected it in Greece way back when.

I will try scattering some of the seeds on my new outcrop and hope some of it finds a suitable environment there.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 08:36:29 PM by Ian Y »
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Re: Bulb Log 31 August 1
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 08:20:42 PM »
Loved the refurbished bed Ian. The eye of an artist once again, if I had tried to do that it would have looked like a dog's breakfast.
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Re: Bulb Log 31 August 1
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 08:26:30 PM »
thanks Roma -that is it Campanula sartorial.
We got it from Bette Ivey who collected it in Greece way back when.

I will try scattering some of the seeds on my new outcrop and hope some of it finds a suitable environment there.

 Nope, I think it was Bill Ivey who collected it.  But it is C. sartorii, I recall the name now, thanks Roma  ;)
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