Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Campanula takesimana

This campanula is coming into full swing in the gardens. Its large bells hang from long arching stems and if you crouch down to look up and into the flower you are in for a treat. Its deep bell and claret colored spots are a little hidden treasure, and the bees love them too. Campanula takesimana is native to Ullung Island, South Korea, where it was discovered as a distinctly different species from other mainland campanulas. This campanula does require some taming or else your entire garden will be full of it.

Planted in front of Nepeta sibirica.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful combo it makes with the nepeta! Thanks for sharing!

    Glad to stop by!