Latin name: Adenophora liliifolia
Synonyms: Adenophora communis, Adenophora fischeri, Adenophora lilifolia
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
Edible parts of Ladybells:Root - cooked. Thick and esculent, it has a sweet flavour. Eaten boiled and in soups etc.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Woods and damp fields.
Propagation of Ladybells:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. The seed can also be sown in spring. Surface sow 2 - 3 seeds per pot in the spring in order to avoid transplanting. We have found that if transplanted when very small seedlings grow away without difficulty. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 10°C. Plant out into their permanent positions whilst young. Basal cuttings in spring. Division in spring - very difficult because the plant dislikes root disturbance.
Cultivation of the herb:Woods and damp fields.
Medicinal use of Ladybells:None known
Known hazards of Adenophora liliifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.