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.



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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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Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholts'

Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholts'

A vigorous growing clone, possibly of hybrid origin, with larger flowers than the species, color is an attractive shade of deep purplish blue.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula poscharskyana

Campanula poscharskyana

A beautiful Dalmatian plant, with starry open flowers, imagine garganica on Blousant, bigger, firmer, fuller, all natural with no silicone it does tend to run around a bit but can easily be whipped into shape.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula punctata 'Little Punky'

Campanula punctata 'Little Punky'

A compact dwarf form with long pink bells, heavilly spotted on the inside with red, it is extremely cute.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Campanula punctata nana Lt. Pink

Campanula punctata nana Lt. Pink

Huge pink speckled bells on compact plants; Brigitta picked this as the best pink.____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Campanula sarmatica

Campanula sarmatica

Some scientists estimate there are 657,000 species of campanula. Okay, so I made that number up, but there are a LOT of them. And a lot of them have problems... either they are fussy and hard to grow or they are too aggressive and try and eat your entire border or they're don't flower much or they're monocarpic or, like this species, they're just about perfect. The leaves are beautiful, slightly fuzzy (which seems to help keep slugs from munching on them) with a wavy rippled leaf margin (if it was a hosta, people would go NUTS over the wavy leaf margin. But, then again, hosta people be crazy) The foliage makes a tidy one foot by one foot mound, and then, in mid to late summer, up come spikes of abundant, beautifully blue, bell shaped flowers reaching another foot or so over the top of the leaves. Absolutely lovely. Also tough. And it stays put! That tidy, non-running growth habit makes it a bit tricky to propagate, but we're delighted to have a nice crop of them again. Zone 5
$8.00

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Campanula takesimana 'Beautiful Trust'

Campanula takesimana 'Beautiful Trust'

You know we like our plants strange and this surely is; it appears to be a chance hybrid between Michauxia and Campanula takesimana. It originated in South Korea and is named for the daughter of Song Kihun from the Chollipo Arboretum (the name loses something in the translation) the corolla is split Michauxia fashion and reflexed but not to the extent you see in Michauxia. We anxiously await the first Campanula zoysii x Michauxia cross, its time for all the amateur plant breeders to abandon their Hostas and Daylilies and get their brushes ready, a flood of possibilities awaits.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Campanula trogerae

Campanula trogerae

Similar to Choruhensis this is essentially a flat flowered grey leafed form of betulifolia it is difficult and temperamental and exquisite if well grown.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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