Adenophora lamarkii - Fisch.
Common Name
Family Campanulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found in broad-leaved and open forests, forest edges[74].
Range E. Europe.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

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Adenophora lamarkii

Adenophora lamarkii
Physical Characteristics
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Adenophora lamarkii is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.


Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked. A sweet flavour[74].
Medicinal Uses
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None known


Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a light rich slightly alkaline soil that is not too dry, and a warm sunny position[1, 200]. Intolerant of root disturbance[1]. The young growth is extremely attractive to slugs, they have been known to destroy even mature plants[K].
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[200]. The seed can also be sown in spring. Surface sow 2 - 3 seeds per pot in the spring in order to avoid transplanting[133]. We have found that if transplanted when very small seedlings grow away without difficulty[K]. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 10°c[133]. Plant out into their permanent positions whilst young. Basal cuttings in spring[K]. Division in spring - very difficult because the plant dislikes root disturbance[1]..
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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