Soldanella alpinaAlpine Soldanella
- Class and Order
- Pentandria Monogynia
- Generic Character
- Corolla campanulata, lacero-multifida. Caps. 1-locularis, apice multidentata.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- SOLDANELLA alpina. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 194
- SOLDANELLA alpina rotundifolia. Bauh. Pin. 295.
Of this genus there is at present only one known species, the alpina here figured, which is a native of Germany, and, as its name imports, an alpine plant.
Its blossoms are bell-shaped, of a delicate blue colour, sometimes white, and strikingly fringed on the edge.
It flowers usually in March, in the open ground; requires, as most alpine plants do, shade and moisture in the summer, and the shelter of a frame, in lieu of its more natural covering snow, in the winter; hence it is found to succeed best in a northern aspect: will thrive in an open border, but is more commonly kept in pots.
May be increased by parting its roots early in autumn.