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Canarina canariensis



2nd February 2013


A wonderful Campanula relative from the cloud forests of the Canary Islands. It produces vigorous soft climbing shoots in the autumn that are very frost sensitive so it is a worry. I have it in the greenhouse, the pot sits under the bench in the hope that it will be protected from the frost, and the long shoots twine up through the slats into the light. Last year I managed to get a single bud on it before the cold browned it off. This year I had no buds, but it has stayed in growth. One day I may see flowers but if we get a savage winter beforehand, it will be gone.