(Adenophora divaricata)

Perennial
A. polymorpha divaricata.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Adenophora divaricata
Campanulaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[200]. The seed can also be sown in spring. Surface sow 2 – 3 seeds per pot in the spring in order to avoid transplanting[133]. We have found that if transplanted when very small seedlings grow away without difficulty[K]. Germinates in 1 – 3 months at 10¡c[133]. Plant out into their permanent positions whilst young. Basal cuttings in spring[K]. Division in spring – very difficult because the plant dislikes root disturbance[1]..
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a light rich slightly alkaline soil that is not too dry, and a warm sunny position[1, 200]. Intolerant of root disturbance[1]. The young growth is extremely attractive to slugs, they have been known to destroy even mature plants[K].
E. Asia – China, Japan, Korea.

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