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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
RING BELLFLOWER, RINGFLOWER
syn. Campanula ossetica
Sunset zones: Not Listed.
USDA zones: 6-9.
Height: 20 inches (50 cm).
Width: 12 inches (30 cm).
July to October.
Translucent, creamy white bell-shaped flowers.
Lanceolate to linear, hairy and pale green leaves.
Full sun to light dappled shade.
Fertile, well-drained soil.
Side dress with compost and/or manure and a complete organic fertilizer in spring.
Sow seed when ripe and place in cold frame over winter. | Sow seed in winter or early spring at 68ºF (20ºC) where it will germinate in less than two weeks. | Basal cuttings in late spring and early summer.
Pests, Diseases or Other Problems:
Slugs and snails can be a problem when plant is small.
Rainy Side Notes
Symphyandra pendula is so closely related to campanulas some taxonomists believe they should be in the same genus. S. pendula keeps blooming for a long period of time, and is so prolific in its flowers, it may bloom itself to death. When this happens, just collect the seed and start over. With a long bloom time, this plant is a good specimen for container growing.
Photographed in author's garden.
Perennials indexed by botanical names. Click on corresponding letter below.