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Campanula turczaninovii Fed.

Taproot rather long, leaves clustered in a rosette. The flowering stem 20-30 cm, seldom more. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 5-15 cm long. Flowers 2-5, up to 4 cm long, located at top of stem. Corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, deep blue. V - early spring to late autumn. Fl - early summer (June in St. Petersburg) for 2-3 weeks. Fr - July. P - by seed. Flowers the second year after sowing. Can grow in a semi-shaded position. Z 4. New.

Siberian mountains and northern Mongolia. Tundra zone and coniferous forests.

Among mat-forming plants, C. alpigena C. Koch, C. andina Rupr., C. armazica Charadze, C. chamissonis Fed., C. ciliata Steven, C. fominii Grossh., C. kryophila Rupr., C. lasiocarpa Cham., C. radchensis Charadze, C. sosnowskyi Charadze and C. tridentata Schreb. should also be mentioned. All new except for C. chamissonis, C. lasiocarpa, and C. tridentata. They are native to the Caucasus or the Far East. All are very good for the rock garden. Among tall-growing species (about 100 cm or more) C. letschumensis Kem.-Nath., new and C. makaschvilii E. Busch, both native to the Caucasus, are of gardening value. Good for group planting. Z 5.


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