Symphyandra wanneri – Campanula wanneri –


Symphyandra –

There are about 12 often monocarpic, sometimes rhizomatous perennial mostly grown as biennials, in this genus. They are found naturally occurring in mountains in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Caucasus to Central Asia and Korea. They are grown for their tubular-bell-shaped or bell shaped flowers, borne on branched stems in racemes, corymbs, or panicles over long periods in summer. Leaves are long stalked, often heart shaped, toothed, hairy, and mainly basal. Grow in a herbaceous or mixed border, or rock garden. They are very free flowering, but usually short lived. May self seed.

Grow in light, fertile, well drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Often die after flowering.

Prone to slugs and snails.

S. wanneri – Campanula wanneri – This upright, downy monocarpic perennial from the Mountains in the Balkans, grows 12″ tall and wide. It produces rosettes of lanceolate shaped, roughly hairy, irregularly toothed leaves, 4-5″” long, stalkless or with winged stalks. Over long periods in summer it bears pendent, narrowly bell shaped, deep violet blue flowers, to 1 ½” long, in pyramidal, terminal or axillary panicles..

Zones 7-9