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Campanula patula


By Breeze

Campanula patula (Campanula patula(Spreading Bellflower))

This Campanula species is perrenial,but we grow it as annual in my climate. it's too hot and maggy in summer here for it to survive .

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This campanula is annual. I grow it from seeds.
I love its natural looking.

28 Jan, 2009


It is just such a lovely colour! Well Done!

28 Jan, 2009


Well done on growing from seeds.
I thought all campanulas were perennial ? No ?
Beautiful photo.
Welcome to GoY.
Enjoy :o)

28 Jan, 2009


Thank you for your compliments.

Hi Terratoonie,
>I thought all campanulas were perennial ? No?

C.patula is annual in my climate. It might be otherwise in other climates.
I'll edite my description. Thank you.


28 Jan, 2009


Hello Breeze ~ I'm not sure.
I'll ask our member Majeekahead.
She has good plant knowledge.

28 Jan, 2009


Hi there, Breeze is right TT, there are many types, over 300 varieties in the Campanula genus. some are frost sensertive annuals grown as bedding or short lived house plants, hardy annuals that will self seed, bianuals and there are others which are hardy perennial plants, some evergreen some are not, there really is no hard and fast. there are 5 pages full of them in RHS guide. i could stab a gues at variety, but it is a gues, i think it could be C.isophylla AKA falling stars or Star of Bethlehem. this is not fully hardy and often grown in summer baskets. - but don't hold me to variety. lol hope this helps - it's lovely by the way.

28 Jan, 2009


Thanks, Maj.
In my plants book it showed only a few perennial Campanulas and that confused me a bit ! I guess if your climate has frosts, certain plants can be annuals, which, in warmer climates might keep going year after year.

And yes, it is a wonderful looking plant :o)

28 Jan, 2009


Thank you ,Majeekahead for letting me know about various Campanulas.

I've realized there are a lot of types of Campanulas.

I love Campanulaceae very much and grow them from seeds, my climate is not fit for them,though.

Thank you for your kindness.


28 Jan, 2009


well looks as if you do just fine Breeze, this is lovely, if you have very warm conditions, there are some varieties that are sold in this country as house plants, that would benefit from the warmer climate, have a look out for thoughs. but you certainly seem to have the knack for them.

28 Jan, 2009


Welcome to GOY do a lovely job of growing your plants...I am so pleased you are here...! ~Cat

29 Jan, 2009

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