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I'm thinking of buying Campanula lactiflora to have a mass of white flowers: does anyone know which variety flowers for longest? Thanks.



Well you need Alba if you want white flowers.

29 Dec, 2013


Yes, that's right . . . I just wasn't sure whether there was more than one variety!

29 Dec, 2013


Hi, there is more than 1 variety that will give you white flowers, but it depends on what height you're looking for, Campanula carpatica, Bressingham White, for example, has pure white flowers, suffused, blue-green at the bases, but only grows to about 6" high, C persicifolia Alba Coronata, syn 'Alba Plena has semi double flowers, grows to 18", 'Boule de Neige, double flowers, 24", and several more are available, Derek

29 Dec, 2013


Many thanks both. I shall look out for the last two you mention Derek.

29 Dec, 2013


Campanula trachelium is a British native, and there's a white form of that too

29 Dec, 2013


Thanks Andrew . . . well, they say you learn something every day. When I looked that up, I saw that its common name is Nettle-leaved Bellflower . . . and I have MASSES of that in the garden! It is pretty - lilac in colour - and very invasive. Obvs happy in my soil, but I wonder if the white form will also invade?

30 Dec, 2013

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