Royal purple - Campanula saxifraga

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Lori S.
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Royal purple - Campanula saxifraga

I love the colour of Campanula saxifraga! I'm really looking forward to seeing how these young plants "bulk up" in their third year!

Lori S.
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Another with rich purple colour... Campanula collina.

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

Hoy
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Lori, I am always looking for blue flowers to plant in my gardens (Yellow is the commonest color here). Bluebells are among the best I can grow and now you have opened my eyes to two more species I have to search for!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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We have C. saxifraga in the BG, but nothing as blue as yours!  That is stunning.  We don't have collina.  Our deepest blue is the so-called C. tatrae...may be just a variety of rotundifolia but still, very deep compared to our other rotundifolia.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Yes, I've seen colour variations to both C. saxifraga and C. collina.  The C. saxifraga, grown a couple of years ago from seedex seed, compare favourably in colour to the gorgeous ones shown in Holubec's Caucasus book (which, BTW, is being advertised at a terrific price on the main forum site)! 

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Great plants, Lori!

I also bought The Caucusus and its Flowers.  I've hardly had chance to look at it, but even if it were only a picture book (not), the price is fantastic!

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

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