A large genus of perennials, annuals and biennials,
widely spread over nearly all the northern hemisphere.
The greater number are suitable for rock gardens,
being of dwarf habit.
Those of sufficient vigour and possessing a habit
suiting them to herbaceous borders comprise Campanula
persicifolia, rising to three feet and bearing
large bell-shaped flowers of lavender or white
in double or single form.
Campanula lactiflora with branching stems up to four
feet, bearing panicles of blue or white flowers.
Campanula latifolia, up to five feet with racemes of
larger, violet-purple flowers, its form burghaltii
being pale blue.
Campanula glomerata and its vars, dahurica and pusilla,
with clustered heads of deep purple flowers on
Campanula pyramidalis, the Chimney Campanula, has stately
spikes up to six feet densely clothed with open
bells of blue or white.
Campanula grandis, up to one and a half feet, with wide-open
flowers of deep blue.
Easily cultivated in a well-drained soil.
Propagate by division of the roots in early spring
or from seed.
The flowering season is in June and July.
See also Campanula