Campanula species - various.

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Campanula species - various.

Campanula topaliana ssp. delphica in cultivation in Lancashire, UK.

(Edited re. spelling of species name. :))

Lori S.
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Beautiful photo, Cliff.  The subsp. is from Delphi, Greece (nice to see that some plant names make sense :)), according to Nicholls.

I'm impatiently awaiting the flowering of some C. topaliana I grew last year, and your photo makes me that much more eager!  Nicholls says the species is monocarpic or a short-lived perennial.  Has that been your experience? 
Does anyone from colder zones have experience with it re. its longevity?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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And here it is finally... Campanula topaliana... too bad it's monocarpic!
    

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Peter George
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I had it bloom and die twice and once it survived to bloom again. Alas, that one died after the 2nd year of bloom, but it self seeded for about 4 or 5 years, and I was careless with the seed, so I'm without that beautiful plant this summer.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Lori S.
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Campanula hawkinsiana, from seed last year... despite its specialized habitat in the wilds of Greece (serpentinite substrates), it doesn't seem fussy here, and seems to grow equally well in tufa as in relatively neutral pH (as close to neutral as it gets here, likely still somewhat alkaline):
       

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Campanula rotundifolia... colour variations arising from self-seeding:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Jeremy
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Nice photos, Lori! Love the rotundifolia variations.

Jeremy
Uxbridge, MA US Zone 6a
Consider that you might be wrong.

Nicolson
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Here's a wonderful annual Campanula that we saw last May south of Lake Van in eastern Turkey - would sure like to get seeds of it!
Alice Nicolson
Arlington VA Z7

MMcD edit: Campanula reuteriana, name added in the body of the text so that it is searchable, awesome Campanula Alice!

Lori S.
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Wow, that's a beauty, Alice!  Thanks for posting it!  I'm sure we'll all be on the lookout for seeds now.  :)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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That one certainly is an eye-catching stunner!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Campanula carpatica ex. 'Blue Clips'... available at any garden center and well worth having for its summer display!

Edit:  As these plants are many generations removed from the original, purchased (presumed) clone, I suppose it is more accurate to refer to them as "ex. 'Blue Clips'.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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