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Details about  CANTERBURY BELLS~~RARE GLOXINIA~~BEGONIA LIKE~LAVENDER FLOWERS~~ROCKERY~1 PLANT

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CANTERBURY BELLS~~RARE GLOXINIA~~BEGONIA LIKE~LAVENDER FLOWERS~~ROCKERY~1 PLANT
CANTERBURY-BELLS-RARE-GLOXINIA-BEGONIA-LIKE-LAVENDER-FLOWERS-ROCKERY-1-PLANT
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11 Jun, 2013 07:00:24 AEST
Price:
AU $14.50
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AU $11.95 Express Postage | See details
Item location:
Palmwoods SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

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eBay item number:
390481742538
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Last updated on  09 May, 2013 08:15:56 AEST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Product Type:

Plants

Features:

Flowers, Groundcover

Plant Type:

Shrub



 

Gloxinia Perrenis

Canterbury Bells

Photos are of my own plants


This is a very old fashioned easy to grow and hard to come by plant which was cultivated for its showy, lavender/blue bell-shaped flowers and gorgeus silver new growth. ( see pic)

and large Begonia type leaves.

In fact, I argued till I was blue in the face that this was a Begonia until an elderly lady from the local retirement village argued a bit harder that it was a Gloxinia.

I ended up eating humble pie.

 


On Offer

is one good size plant grown in a 75ml pot..similar to one shown in gallery.

Ready to plant
 

 

This VERY Begonia like plant dies down in winter to come up again large as life again in Summer.
The flower blooms in Autumn. A fabulous filler plant.
 

Grows any where but seems to prefer shady areas.

Notes:

The first known reference to a flower called the Canterbury bells is in John Gerard's herb book from 1597.

Gerard explains that Canterbury bells are thus called because they grow more plentifully in Canterbury than elsewhere.

 Indeed, campanula medium was known as Coventry bells during the 16th and 17th centuries. It is not certain how Canterbury bells acquired their name and their association with Canterbury.

Bells were indeed a symbol of pilgrimage.

It is thought that pilgrims to Canterbury may have picked the flowers, which would have resembled the bells on the horses' harnesses: they are mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (late 1380s) Journal of Advanced Scientific Research In traditional medicine, the leaves of this plant have been reported to possess antimicrobial,antifungal, anti ulcer, anti-inflammatory and analgesic and antihypertensive properties.








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