Campanula

CAMPANULA Campanulas are a major element in the summer garden; the genus displays great diversity in size and form providing everything from tiny trough species to huge gaudy border perennials. Admittedly the color range isn't much, most are blue with the attendant albino versions, and what passes for pink or yellow is pretty pathetic, still how can you go wrong with blues and purples, at their best they rival the finest gentians in terms of color. Most are easy and free blooming, producing a spectacular display in the garden. For the rock gardener there are species that will test the patience of even the most skilful grower. Campanulas are an indispensable group of plants that can keep your interest for years; for as long as I have known her Betty Blake has been busy growing every species Crook lists, not to mention all the new ones. The list below should give you a fair start on her quest.



Product Image Item Name+ Price
Campanula 'Blue Gown'

Campanula 'Blue Gown'

Starry blue flowers with a white center, gray-green leaves, its still rather new for us but seems to be a solid performer.____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Campanula 'Stevie Ray'

Campanula 'Stevie Ray'

By far the best of the blues, this arose as a spontaneous seedling here at Arrowhead, it appears to be a hybrid with Campanula latifolia macrantha, with huge pendant sky blue bells, (this is the largest flowered Campanula we grow) foliage is punctata-like but the plant is not much of a runner.____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Campanula alliariifolia dwarf

Campanula alliariifolia dwarf

Graceful arching stems with long white bells, hanging pendulous from their lower side, this is a rarely seen dwarf form that we are much taken with.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula alliariifolia minor

Campanula alliariifolia minor

From a 2004 wild collection courtesy of Euroseed from the central Caucasus in Russia at 1500m. He describes the flower color as yellowish but I suspect creamy white is more like it. Plants are only 10-20cm tall.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula anomala

Campanula anomala

An attractive plant related to C. bellidifolia with tufted cushions of hairy leaves topped with solitary dark violet blue flowers on short stems.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula carpatica v. turbinata

Campanula carpatica v. turbinata

A charming plant quite unlike the nearly annual bedding plants carpatica that are too often seen, turbinata is much more delicate and refined.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula coriacea

Campanula coriacea

A cool, new-to-us rock garden campanula, with leafy stems to 10-15cm (4-6 inches,) producing pale blue flowers in dense raceme. Native to limestone rocks in Turkey. Full sun, good drainage, should be hardy to zone 5 at least.
$8.00

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Campanula fenestrellata

Campanula fenestrellata

Mojmir's collections from limestone rock crevices near Biokovo Croatia at 1500m of this outstanding Campanula; in this population, flowers are a beautiful starry light blue with some whites. Plants are similar to garganica but with more pubescent leaves.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula linifolia

Campanula linifolia

Pendant white or blue bells hover for months over compact mats of foliage, taxonomically intertwined with carnica and rotundifolia it may well represent a high alpine variation in this complex group in any event it is rarely seen below 7000', native to the Alps, Pyrenees and Carpathians.
$8.00

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Campanula persicifolia wild form

Campanula persicifolia wild form

Low rosettes of narrow foliage spread (but not too aggressively) to form a low mass, then send up ~3 foot spikes of lavender-blue bell shaped flowers in late spring. Whack them back after flowering, and they'll often rebloom. Easy and essential for a sunny boarder. Zone 3
$8.00

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