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Campanula Grandiflora Blue

Campanula Grandiflora Blue

Campanula Grandiflora Blue

Widely popular among gardeners, Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower) is a compact herbaceous perennial with bell-shaped, flaring, violet-blue flowers, up to 2-3 in. across (5-7 cm), adorned with 5 broad, pointed lobes that form a star shape. Resembling bellflowers (Campanula), they open from large, plump, balloon-like buds which almost beg to be popped. Blooming throughout summer, the upward facing blossoms are held singly or in small clusters atop upright, branched, leafy stems. The foliage of lance-shaped, blue-green leaves, is sharply serrate and often turns dark purple or a mix of light purple and yellow in fall. Adaptable, long-lived and easy of care, Balloon Flower is a very reliable bloomer over a long season that enlivens the summer garden with its curious flower buds and starry blossoms.

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Balloon Flower / Platycodon grandiflorus Platycodon grandiflorus, commonly called balloon flower, is a clump-forming perennial that is so named because its flower buds puff up like balloons before bursting open bell-shaped flowers with five pointed lobes. The plant is native to Japan, Korea, China and Siberia. campanula grandiflora stock pictures, royalty-free photos & imagesClosed and open Balloon flowers or Platycodon grandiflorus herbaceous perennial plants surrounded with flower buds and other plants Closed and open Balloon flowers or Platycodon grandiflorus or Chinese bellflower or Platycodon herbaceous perennial plants surrounded with flower buds and other plants in local urban garden on warm sunny summer day campanula grandiflora stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images

Balloon Flower / Platycodon grandiflorus Platycodon grandiflorus, commonly called balloon flower, is a clump-forming perennial that is so named because its flower buds puff up like balloons before bursting open bell-shaped flowers with five pointed lobes. The plant is native to Japan, Korea, China and Siberia. campanula grandiflora stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images

Il nome Campanula, data la forma del fiore che richiama immediatamente alla mente la campana, e probabilmente molto antico; fu pero codificato soltanto nella seconda meta del XVI secolo a opera del Dodoens. Alcune delle specie nostrane, e forse non esiste al mondo paese piu generoso di Campanula del nostro (allo stato spontaneo, naturalmente, perche non si puo certo dire che siano molto presenti nei giardini), sono state coltivate come ortaggio: in particolare la Campanula rapunculus, la Campanula rapunculoides e in minor misura la Campanula persicaefolia. Ma chi oggi, se non forse qualche contadino in un casale sperduto di campagna mangia ancora il Raperonzolo? Le radici carnose di questa Campanula hanno un sapore dolciastro e gradevole, dovuto al fatto, come scrive il Negri, “che le riserve, come in genere nelle Campanulaceae e nelle Compositae sono costituite da inulina anziche da amidi”. Le parti aeree della pianta sono state anche usate dalla medicina popolare nella preparazione di colluttori contro le infiammazioni della bocca e della gola per il benefico effetto che esercitano sui tessuti le sostanze resinose che contengono. (Source: www.campanula-campanulaceae.nl)

 

 

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