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Claire Cockcroft

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Unknown campanula?
« on: June 12, 2023, 05:54:34 PM »
This plant was grown from Betty Lowry's seed bank.  It looks like a campanula to me, but I've never seen "furry" leaves like these.  (Sorry the image is so poor.  I should have taken a picture of the rosette last year!)  It made it through two winters before flowering for the first time this spring.  Any ideas?
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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2023, 06:44:10 PM »
Very large calyx should tell us something - but what!!
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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2023, 07:50:08 PM »
If it's not the extremely variable Campanula pallida I'm tempted to suggest Symphyandra...

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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2023, 09:15:32 PM »
The flower is about 2 cm long.
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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2023, 09:22:01 PM »
Since the leaves were fuzzy, I figured it might come from Greece or other hot environs.  Could it be Campanula rupestris?
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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2023, 09:25:03 PM »
Claire,

It looks like C. zangezura offered by Annies annuals.  You can look and compare.

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2023, 08:47:13 AM »
Since the leaves were fuzzy, I figured it might come from Greece or other hot environs.  Could it be Campanula rupestris?
...Claire
   Could be - this link  shows it well.... http://www.stridvall.se/flowers/gallery/Campanulaceae/338_03
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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2023, 04:47:55 PM »
Maggi,

Both C. rupestris and C. alpestris are deep violet or purple, with no medial vein on the petals.  Claire's query is pale blue with a darker medial vein or stripe.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2023, 05:59:02 PM »
Looking into my records, I see that Campanula andrewsii ssp. andrewsii and C. andrewsii ssp. hirsutula are listed in Betty Lowry's seed bank.  Would either fit this plant?  The tomentose leaves match pictures on-line.

The source was NS 596 and NS 619, from 1991.  (Northside Crete/Greece Collections)

Seed sown 2019
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Re: Unknown campanula?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2023, 09:17:37 PM »
Claire,

Both ssp are pubescent and both have the medial band.  ssp hirsutula is closer in color.  Ssp andrewsii is more pink, as is the basic specie.

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Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

 


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