Symphyandra A. DC. 1830.- Bellflowers

A genus of 10 to 12 species in the family Campanulaceae from Asia Minor and the Balkans to the eastern part of the Mediterranean region including Crete, one from Korea. Closely related to Campanula but having connate anthers(fused or joined in the same whorl), while Campanula species have separated anthers. All are attractive, rock garden plants with fleshy roots, leaves in rosettes and nodding, tubular bell shaped flowers in white or blue. Long blooming with flowers in racemes, corymbs or panicles, flowering in summer. They are mostly biennial (monocarpic) to short lived perennials that self sow.
The basal leaves are ordinarily heart shaped with toothed margins and covered with short hairs and have long petioles.

The below list represents the species names extant in published works and catalogues but does not mean that they are all valid names or species.

S. armena S. asiatica S. cretica S. daralaghezica S. finitima S. hofmannii S. lazica S. lezgina S. odontosepala S. ossetica S. pendula S. repens S. transcaucasica S. wanneri S. zangezura

Campanula wanneri 'Violet Belle'
    Code: 9T4D-A3
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    [Symphyandra wanneri]

    50 pelleted seeds

    Symphyandra armena 'Mixed'
      Code: SY31-A
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      Campanulaceae:

      Bell-shaped flowers in white, blue or lavender. Flowers are produced in late spring or early summer on 2 foot tall stems. Use in full sun in well daring but moisture retentive soils.

      Native to the Caucasus, Turkey, Iran.

      100+ seeds

      Symphyandra pendula
        Code: SP5D-A8
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        This species has creamy white colored flowering on arching stems. Plants bloom in June and July with some rebloom all summer. Plants grow 20 inches tall, with 2 inch long flowers that are bell shaped and showy. Leaves are some what cordate in shape with biserrated edges. The nodding flowers are produced in panicles.

        Zones 6-9.

        Germination in 1 to 3 weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results. Native to the Caucasus.

        100+ seeds

        Symphyandra zanzegur
          Code: SZ32-A3
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          An interesting and attractive species with bell shaped, pendulous stemmed, lilac-pink colored flowers. Blooms all Summer. Plants grow 8 to 12 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide. The foliage is a medium greenish yellow color with toothed margins. Grow in bright to part shade in rich soil, made up of sandy-loam. Useful as edging plants or a rock garden and trough gardens, even in a large container with other plants. Best display in moisture retentive soil that are not wet but do not become dry during the flowering season.

          Zones 5-10

          Native to Armenia, where it is found in rocky areas with organic soils.

          100 seeds