Ringflower, Ring Bellflower
Height: 6" (15cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Campanulales (Bellflower Order) Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) Genus: Symphyandra Species: wanneri (Wanner's) ____________________________________
Symphyandra wanneri is an elegant plant related to the Campanulas. It has similar blue bell-shaped flowers, in this case of a nice deep cobalt blue, with large slightly tubular bells, held on wiry reddish stems, with toothed deep green leaves. It is monocarpic, usually flowering in its second summer, but sets plenty of seed.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seedpod is like a sunhat, with large sepals surrounding a flattish centre.
Seed The seeds are small light brown oval discs. There are many seeds in a pod.
Seedling The seedling has deep green, shiny, toothed leaves.
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