Familiar cottage garden perennials suitable for a variety of sites. Mostly in blues and purples there are also some whites and pinks.

We have chosen a select group of Campanula and prefer to grow a small range of really good, reliable plants rather than a huge range with some big questions marks.  The varieties we offer range from very low growing to quite tall but we have despatched any thugs (both spreaders and seeders) as well as any particularly prone to rust.  We have two types in our range:

Clump forming upright bellflowers are perhaps the more traditional cottage garden types that you may be familiar with.  Mostly blue or purple they tend to flower throughout summer and may be encouraged to repeat with some careful deadheading if you have the time and patience.

Low growing, clumps and carpet forming Campanulas are useful for edging borders and filling gaps between bigger herbaceous perennials.  The main species that fills this gap (pun intended, sorry) is Campanula poscharskyana which is a very hardy, reliable species with many named forms from white to deep blue, while it does spread it is a very controllable species and never runs riot.  We also grow a select form of Campanula portenschlagiana, 'Catharina' which is unusual in that species of not being an aggressive spreader.

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Campanula lactiflora 'Platinum'

Campanula lactiflora 'Platinum'£5.00

AGM The best form of this species in our opinion! Light grey-blue-pink flowers on tall strong stems in summer to 1.8m. Best in good soil in sun or light shade.

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Campanula ochroleuca

Campanula ochroleuca£4.50

Clumps of hairy triangular leaves and low stems bearing slender creamy bells in summer. Easy, hardy and reliable for average soils in sun or part shade. 45cm.

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Campanula poscharskyana 'E H Frost'

Campanula poscharskyana 'E H Frost'£5.00

Brilliant edging plant with icy blue flowers to 35cm. Low growing, carpeting habit. Full sun or part shade, drained soil.

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Campanula poscharskyana 'Trollkind'

Campanula poscharskyana 'Trollkind'£4.50

A lovely low growing form with compact foliage and lots of denim blue bells from spring into mid-summer. Cut back for more flowers in autumn! Drained soil in sun. 15cm.

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