CHERRY SPOTTED BELLFLOWER Campanula punctata nana
Campanula punctata is native to Korea and is also distributed in Japan, Eastern Siberia and is also cultivated as an ornamental in the United States. In Korea, it is called Cholong ggot, which means Lantern Flower.
The plant has beautiful cherry-red blooms in June to August. They are tubular and drooping bell-shaped. There are red spots inside of the flower along with hairs.
The plant requires constant moisture in fertile and sandy soil. It grows under full sun or partial shade in hot summer. It spreads by its rhizomes. It usually grows to 30–100 cm (0.98–3.28 ft) long. The leaves are long, ovate and heart-shaped. It has hair on its full body, including flowers, stems, and leaves.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 30–100 cm (0.98–3.28 ft)
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: It is important to use a sterile seed-start mix, or sterile a mix with boiling water, before planting. Use a pot with holes so water can drain. When cool, sow spores on the surface of the mix. Watering should be done from the base only (from a bottom tray), as watering from the surface will bury the seeds and they cannot grow. Cover the pot with clear plastic, and keep in a well lit location as light is required for germination. Do not place in direct sun. The ferns can take weeks or months to germinate.