Korean Bellflower (kam-PAN-yoo-luh: tak-ess-ih-MAH-nuh) Campanulaceae:
Very attractive and long blooming plants with large rose-pink to whitish colored flowers. The flowers are bell shaped with pink colored overtones and maroon-red spots inside. The 1 to 3.5 inch long, dangling, flowers are produced all summer into fall. Plants are rapidly spreading, forming large clumps in a few years were happy. The low growing heart-shaped leaves are good sized and a medium green color and the erect wiry flowering stems reaching a height of 20 to 26 inches. Grow in cool, fertile soils in part to open dappled shade. The plants are semi-evergreen and do not thrive in poor or very dry soils. Makes a nice cut flower.
Native to Korea. Surface sow seeds onto a moist but not wet seed medium and cover with glass or clear plastic. Germination in 5-20 days. Once germination starts remove glass/plastic and lightly sprinkle a very thin layer of seed medium over the seeds.