T.J.Howellpiperi Howell (M79150): Orig 018486-0156-79 Locn 1A AH, NA, TR, geo: 57548, rec: PLNT: 1ab: 1, dis: COL.BLUE MT.,WASH., ayr: 79, 1) piperi Howell: Orig 020217-0156-80 Locn 8, geo: 57548, rec: SEED: 1ab: 1, dis: Mt.Angeles, ayr: 82, col: M.79180 2)
Tufted perennial, stems 1 or more, lax, to 4 in.Ziemlich gross und kleinblutig?. 3).
Basal leaves more or less obovate, to 1 in. long, spiny-toothed.
Flower measuring, between 25 - 40mm (1 - 1 1/2 inch.)4)Flower measuring,between 15 - 25mm (5/8 to 1 inch.)5) Flowers 1 to few, calyx hispidulous, with minute appendages, corolla bright blue, about ½ in. across, funnelform.
Seed available, in small quantity. Species actually grown or used for breeding 6)
Campanula piperi var. M-97150
Campanula Piperi cv. ‘Alba’ flowers white
Campanula Piperi cv. ‘Sovereigniana’ flowers white
OBSERVATIONSThe first thing you must realize is that you cannot practically expect to cross any species with any other, for the following reasons: * 1. Different numbers of chromosomes. This barrier alone cuts the number of possible crosses in half. * 2. Different flowering times. When the flowering period of Campanula bellidifolia is over, Campanula lasiocarpa begins, and later Campanula piperi. Unless you adequately save and store the pollen, or force a plant to bloom at a different time than it would normally, you cannot make some crosses. (To store pollen, put it in glassine envelopes, then in a jar containing about 1/4 inch of silica gel. Cover tightly and refrigerate.).7)
North America, Olympic, Mediterranean sea (Wash.)