Thursday, May 2, 2013

Physoplexis comosa - Devil’s Claw

General Information
Common Name Devil’s Claw or Tufted Horned Rampion
Scientific Name Physoplexis comosa
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 14 cm (below 6 inc)
Spread 5 – 14 cm(4 – 6 inc)
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Time Summer
Color Green
Flower Color Pale Pink and Violet
Type Cactus & Succulents
Native Alpine Europe, Austria, Italy (Italy mainland), Slovenia
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asterids
Order Asterales
Family Campanulaceae
Genus Physoplexis
Species P. comosa

Physoplexis comosa
Devil’s Claw also known as Tufted Horned Rampion, science name Physoplexis comosa is native to alpine Europe. The area of occupancy is estimated to be less than 500 km. This plant is difficult to find. It is the only species in its genus, and was formerly included in Phyteuma. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 5 ins tall by 6 ins wide, with glossy toothed narrow oval leaves, and dense umbels of necked. It grows in limestone rock crevices on vertical walls, from mountains to subalpine zones, up to 2000 m above sea level. It blooms Violet colors flowers in summer. In cultivation it is suitable for the rockery or alpine garden, and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


Physoplexis comosa

Physoplexis comosa

Physoplexis comosa

Physoplexis comosa

Physoplexis comosa

Physoplexis comosa

Physoplexis comosa



1 comment:

Jane said...

Where I can get some seeds? Anyone can tell me? I am in Canada. Thanks!

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