Adenophora and Its Evil Twin Revisited
November 17, 2009
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Campanula rapunculoides: Good looking but hardly innocent
A while back I wrote an essay for Horticulture detailing my attempt to figure out the difference between ladybells and creeping bellflower, and I wrote up a blog post with additional information
. Anne Larson, the Des Moines Gardening Examiner, has tracked down more information about these two plants, including how to determine if you really have ladybells
. One expert she quoted said he has yet to find a bona fide Adenophora in the horticultural trade. You might want to read the article and check out your ladybells next summer.
What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.
in The Complete Gardener pp. 142