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Edraianthus tenuifolius

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Edraianthus (ed-ry-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: tenuifolius (ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-us) (Info)

Synonym:Wahlenbergia tenuifolia
Synonym:Edraianthus dalmaticus
Synonym:Wahlenbergia dalmatica

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

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USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral saya On Mar 20, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Origine South East Europe: on rocky slopes in Albania, (former)Yugoslavia, Greece. It has prostrate stems with ascending tips with clustered violet blue flowers in summer.
Cultivation: sunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet. Hardiness to zone 5.
Sow seeds at 20C (68F), if no germination in 3-4 wks, move to -4 to +4C (24-39F) for 2-4 wks, small seed - do not cover (source Tom Clothier seedsow database).

It 's synonym WAHLENBERGIA is named after George Wahlenberg, of Upsala, 1780-1851, author of "Flora Lapponica" .


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fountain Valley, California
Richmond, California
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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