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Campanula mirabilis Albov

Monocarpic with a thick deep tap-root. Leaves congested and numerous at the base, forming a rosette, leathery, oblong-spathulate. Flowering stem 50-70 cm, leafy, branched. Flowers the top of the main stem and along the numerous axillary branches. Flowers large, broadly campanulate, pale lilac or blue. Forms with white flowers, and yellow-margined leaves are known. Flowers in the wild after 2-3 years of vegetative growth. In cultivation in southern FSU regions it will flower the year after sowing. V - evergreen plant. In a cold climate suffers without snow protection in the winter and especially in spring from late frosts. Fl - in wild August, September, sometimes October. Can flower for two or even three months and one plant in cultivation can produce ca. 450-460 flowers. Prefers a somewhat shaded place on limestone-derived, well drained soil, suffers when exposed to direct sun light in the southern regions. P - by seed. Z 5. Probably the most beautiful of all the species of Campanula. It was called "The Queen of Abkhasian Flora" by Albov, the describer of the species.

Caucasus (western region, in the valley of the Bzyb River). On rocky lime stone slopes.


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