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But my favourite campanulas are, without doubt, all the beautiful forms of Campanula persicifolia.
SHADY CHARACTER Campanula latifolia is often found in hedgerows
Border campanulas make lovely cottage garden plants in shades of blue, white or pink, combining well with other favourites such as white lilies, shrub roses and red peonies.
EXOTIC: Campanula Latiflora - the giant bellflower - is a gorgeous sight
Delphiniums, far left and campanulas, left, are both good examples of plants that can be easily multiplied, helping your garden to overflow with colour | Delphiniums, far left and campanulas, left, are both good examples of plants that can be easily multiplied, helping your garden to overflow with colour
A My personal favourites are Campanula persiciflora, C.
Plant new ones and carefully dig up and split those, like campanulas and gentians, that have spread too much.
The same is true of many campanulas - better to allow all the flowers to open then fade before cutting down the stem, but when that has happened, cut it down completely.
Informal planting creates a soft palette, with dainty plants such as violas or bell-flowered campanulas mingling in front of taller specimens such as delphiniums, lupins and the many wonderful varieties of clematis.
Smaller dicentras can be grown with foxgloves, tall campanulas and astilbes.
For growing campanulas long term indoors,pot them in loam-based compost such as John Innes No 2 and make sure they are in good light but not midday sun in summer.
TIME-SAVING TIP If you want some quick-growing perennials, sow campanulas and poppies in February to flower this year.
There's just nothing you can do, except fill every vase in the house with snapped off delphiniums, campanulas and penstemons.
These campanulas grow best where summer temperatures are not extreme.
Guide for your little star of Bethlehems 6 I have two 'Star of Bethlehem' campanulas.