3) Campanula, Codonopsis, Edrianthus, and other Campanulaceae

My Phyteuma is not vagneri

Submitted by Broekhuis on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 19:39

I grew plants from seed for "Phyteuma vagneri" from the 2011/2012 seed exchange (both last year and this year). Last year's plants are now blooming, and it's pretty obvious that they are not P. vagneri (at least, not if the image here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30234930@N08/4854181933/ (among others) is a good representation of the species. My plants look more like the P. scheuchzeri and P. orbiculare that I've grown previously (I no longer have them, so cannot compare them directly).

Phyteuma vagneri

Submitted by Peter George on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 07:47

I picked up a rather sizable Phyteuma vagneri at our Chapter plant sale (brought by Harold Peachey) and I without a clue about what to do with it. I've grown one or two small Phyteumas in the past, but this one is new to me. Any cultivation experience?

Some Edraianthus

Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 20:09

I was told that Edraianthus do well here, and in my (albeit) brief experience with them, that seems to be true.

Edraianthus serbicus is a very showy one. Here's a plant in its second year from seed. Seeds were collected by M. Pavelka in the Konavska Hills, Bulgaria at 1400m elevation. Germination was straightforward and easy, with no seed treatment (e.g. stratification, scarification, GA-3) required; the seeds germinated at room temperature after about 10 days.