Parry’s Bellflower (Campanula parryi)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Parry's Bellflower
Campanula parryi
Campanulaceae

The chewed blossoms are depilatory[155].

  • Medicinal Use

    The root is antiphlogistic[155]. A poultice made from the chewed root has been applied to bruises[257].

    The plant has been taken by pregnant women who desired a female child[257].

    The dried plant has been used as a dusting powder to treat sores[257].

    The chewed blossoms have been applied to the skin as a depilatory[257].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 – 4 weeks at 18¡c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Basal cuttings in spring[1]. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 – 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[111]. Difficult, because the long runners do not take kindly to separation from the parent plant and are difficult to establish[221].
Prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in sun or partial shade[1, 200]. Plants grow and spread freely in any light soil and do well when hanging over a wall[221]. Plants are hardy to at least -15¡c[200]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[221]. The plants are self-fertile[221]. Seed is freely produced in British gardens[221]. Plants are very attractive to slugs[221]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].
South-western N. America.

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