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weatherguesser
Salinas, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 5, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9230906

This is a volunteer that showed up in a bed in my front yard. It has an interesting cup-shaped double flower; the outer cup opens first leaving the inner cup folded up inside; in about a week the inner cup opens (you can see the inner cup beginning to open in the second flower in the picture). The lighter-colored leaves behind the flower are the ones that belong to its plant. Any help in identifying my mystery volunteer would be appreciated.

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chinabitbit
Fridley, MN
(Zone 4b)

August 5, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #9231008

Campanula Canterbury bells
weatherguesser
Salinas, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 5, 2012
9:39 PM

Post #9231041

Thanks, China. I thought it looked like Canterbury Bells, but none of the pictures I saw of that showed a double bloom. Now I see that this is the "Cups and Saucers" variety. Cool!
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

August 5, 2012
10:10 PM

Post #9231053

Well, not really the cup-and-saucer form (Campanula medium 'Calycanthema') where there is a flat coloured bract under the flower, as an actual double form of Campanula medium... which I have had turn up spontaneously, as well.

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