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PlantFiles: Lady Bells, Ladybells
Adenophora nikoensis

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenophora (ad-eh-NO-for-uh) (Info)
Species: nikoensis (nik-o-en-sis) (Info)

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

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USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral bluespiral On Jan 7, 2008, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

Appears to be tasty to both man & slug - boil roots twice, and cook leaves & young shoots.

Hates to have its roots disturbed, so transplant young seedlings while young, after either sowing in a protected area as soon as seed is ripe, or in a pot in the spring. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 10*C.

Likes a light, sandy, consistently moist alkaline soil that must be in full sun (which is for the better, since maintaining a topping of sharp sand around its base will deter slugs).

This plant seemed to me, with its pretty bell flowers and edible qualities, that it would be an excellent candidate for a permaculture-type of garden on a small scale, if you are lucky enough to live somewhere where the law protects people from pesticides from road maintenance crews, aerial spraying and neighbors.

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