Here is our complete collection of the lovely Genus Campanula all on one page.
- Campanula alliariifolia is an picture of elegance and refinement with its tall spires hung generously with creamy white bells enhanced by the darker calyces. A beautiful bellflower for sun or part shade so long as not too dry. Grows from a single central rootstock rather than a spreading mat. Leaves are a soft hairy texture. 70cm. Alliaria, whose leaves this Campanulas resemble is Hedge Mustard
- Campanula trachelium ‘Bernice’. Tight dense clumps of long stemmed foliage give rise to numerous quite stiff upright stems that are clothed all the way up with a succession of very neat and fully double rich mauve-purple bells. to 60cm. Quite a bit shorter than the parent species.
- Campanula ‘Kent Belle’. From a mat of apple green, heart shaped spreading foliage rise 45-60cm high candelabras hung with large deep rich purple inflated bells. The flowers of this variety are relatively squat when compared to Campanula punctata typed, but the flowering stems are taller and a little more open. Will repeat flower if cut back. Best in well drained soil. Even good on chalk
- Campanula ‘Van-Houttei’ is a delightful cross between C.latifolia and C.puntata showing characteristics of both parents. The many short flowering stems hang with long mauve bells, opening from darker elongated buds. Flower stems tend to less branced than C.punctata but laxer than C.latifolia. Inherits a spreading habit from C.punctata. Will rebloom if cut back. 30cm, spreading
- Campanula punctata ‘Pink Chimes’ is a dwarf hybrid with 30cm short upright candelabras, dense with 7.5cm long inflated cream bells; heavily marked inside with maroon spots. Forms a low creeping mat of foliage. Mmid height for a Campanula punctata variety with leaves of a paler shade of green.
From a low spreading foliage mat of soft pale green hairy leaves rise 45cm high candelabras hung with 7.5cm inflated bells, heavily maroon spotted over a rich pink base. Best in well drained soil and good on chalk.
Campanula punctata ‘Pantaloons’ is a new addition to this form of Campanula with flowers that are a hose-in-hose double. Each bell colours from a spotty lilac-pink at the base to cream at the tips, so that the inner bell pokes out of the outer like petticoat. The doubling has created a shorter bell than is typical with a broader opening. 60cm
This is the whitest of the punctata forms with broad bells in a creamy ivory white, double with one bell within the other. The flowers have a covering inside of fine red spots. Spreading clumps of broad hairy heart shaped foliage.
- Campanula punctata forma. rubriflora. From a low spreading foliage mat rise 45cm high candelabras hung with 7.5cm inflated bells; maroon spotted over a pink base. The leaves are relatively shiny and, along with the stems, take on a red staining. One of the taller more open Campanula punctata forms. Best in well drained soil. good on chalk
- Campanula lactiflora ‘Prichard’s Variety’ is a strong coloured short growing milky bellflower. 50cm stems with large heads that branch and branch to create a dense head of starry cupped mauve flowers. Equally good in the border or naturalised in grass. Cuts well for the house. Milky Bellflower. Forms a compact, dense clump with stiff flowering stems. Cut back to the ground after flowering.
- Campanula lactiflora ‘Loddon Anna’ is the beautiful pale pink form of the milky bellflower. 5ft tall stems sway gracefully topped with a dense branching head of starry cupped flowers in softest pink. Equally good in the border or naturalised in grass. Cuts well for the house. Cut back to the ground after flowering.
Clustered Bellflower. Pure white flowers are clusterd at the top of the 30cm stems as well as in the axils of the leafy bracts along its length. A compact glistening white form of one of our native bellflowers. Native across most of Europe, including England where the purple form grows wild on chalk downs. Elsewhere it grows in hedge margins and in mountain meadows. 30cm, June to August. Good for cutting and for bees.
Campanula latifolia var. macrantha is a wonderful and extremely long-suffering bellflower which will endure no end of dog’s abuse in the garden and come up each year with the most lovely show of flowers. Each flowering stem, up to 4ft high, will drip with long flared tubular bells in a soft lavender blue. The seed heads that follow are like clustered round balls up and down the stem and can be used as a decoration in themselves. Takes a dry site very well. Campanula latifolia, the Giant Bellflower a British native, common in the North in woods but absent in the South. This is one of the parents of the lovely varieties ‘Van Houttei’ and ‘Burghaltii’
Campanula latifolia ‘Brantwood’ is a selection of our native Giant Bellflower with a couple of characteristics that recommend it. The flowers are narrower than the species and of a much richer lavender-blue. As well as this they are held more horizontally on the stem rather than all hanging down. Altogether it is a little more refined in it appearance. selected from John Ruskin’s garden on the shores of Lake Coniston in the Lake District. About a fortnight earlier into flower than Campanula latifolia var. macrantha. 130cm.
- Campanula persicifolia ‘Pride of Exmouth’. The flowers of this beautiful variety are well cupped with a second inner cup that is ruched, giving a quite double impression. The colour is a strong violet blue which, coupled with a relatively dense habit and closely spaced flowers, makes for a most striking variety. Height 80cm Excellent cut flower. Good on chalk. Possibly the shortest of the C.persicifolia varieties
Amongst the persicifolia types, Campanula persiciflia ‘Boule de Neige’ is distinguished by the fullest flowers of all. The pure white flowers have at least 5 rows of petals making them very full indeed. At the centre of each flower the eye is limey green which picks up nicely the pale limey green of the opening buds. This isn’t the strongest of varieties which is probably why it has declined in cultivation. Dawn gave her Garndmother a piece of this clone at least twenty years ago and it has survived in her garden in Stalbridge ever since. We brought it back into cultivation last year just before she passed away.