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Gloriaglolms
Needham, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2002
7:48 PM

Post #29107

I just bought these beautiful low growing plants in 4 inch pots. I can't find anything on line @ them; planting time in zone 6, height and width they grow and spread, etc. etc...it says they were grown in Canada. Would appreciate any feedback.
Anxiously,
Gloriaglo
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2002
7:51 PM

Post #259635

Go to the Plants Database, and enter Campanula. It will bring up everything you need, and welcome to DG!!

"eyes"
Gloriaglolms
Needham, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2002
8:34 PM

Post #259647

Thanks, but database didn't help me.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2002
9:44 PM

Post #259691

http://www.rainyside.com/features/plant_gallery/perennials/Campanula_gold.html
Gloriaglolms
Needham, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2002
8:23 PM

Post #260209

Hyperlink didn't have it either. HELP!
Gloriaglo
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2002
9:48 PM

Post #260249

virginia bluebells ... http://www.mounet.com/~jdye/bluebell.html

english bluebells / snowdrops ... http://www.orchard-nurseries.co.uk/bingcat1bbel.htm

poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 12, 2002
11:20 PM

Post #260307

It must be a campanula hybrid. It would help if there was a species to go by... maybe it's a campanula carpatica hybrid? Does the tag have a company where they were grown? Sometimes the company might have a web-site with descriptions of new hybrids available.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 13, 2002
12:46 AM

Post #260347

I found a picture ... http://www.pkm.dk/PKMBILLEDER/campanula2/campanula_bluewoner10.jpg Must be the same?

Ah ha! I found a German site that lists it as a Campanula cochlearifolia hybrid. I imagine it would have the same growing habits.


This message was edited Sunday, May 12th 8:52 PM
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 13, 2002
1:31 AM

Post #260388

It's one of those patented varieties. I bought it back in February of this year. It's quit blooming right now, but is sending out runners. http://davesgarden.com/showthread/198196.html
Gloriaglolms
Needham, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2002
3:21 PM

Post #260650

Thanks Everybody...I'm new to Dave's Garden and I can't believe what I've been missing!
Gloriaglo
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2002
4:51 PM

Post #260693

Welcome Gloriagloms,
you'll enjoy it here, the people are very helpful, and not like a certain other site which will remain nameless ;-)
But now to get back to your plants: I have found that most Campanulas will grow almost anywhere. I've planted the low ground covers at my Mother-in-Law's (MIL) on a basically sand soil, and I had some in Scotland on a soil which I had to break into with a pick-axe.
Those here in Germany get a real hard freezing where she lives, and in Glasgow they got rained on every day and more. Everyone knows that in Glasgow it rains 400 days per year.
By the way, the plants did grow well in these oh so different circumstances ;-)

All the best

Wintermoor
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


May 14, 2002
6:56 AM

Post #261122

Calalily: I'm glad to linked to your previous thread about the Wonderbells. After reading the thread last night I looked for it and couldn't find it. I remember we tried to decide what type it was at that time. It makes sense that it is a cochlearifolia.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 14, 2002
11:35 AM

Post #261170

Weez, me too. I couldn't decide which one it was but cochlearifolia makes sense. I love campanulas and have latifolia blooming in the garden right now.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


May 15, 2002
6:45 AM

Post #261722

It's been a slow spring. I just bought a Campanula poscharskyana yesterday... that's one I didn't have yet. We had an odd winter, so I'm not sure what survived from last year. So far the latifolia and the glomerata are popping up out of the ground. The only things blooming around here are in the greenhouse or the house!
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 15, 2002
6:20 PM

Post #261968

Weez - is your snow all gone?
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


May 16, 2002
6:18 AM

Post #262341

PoppySue: As of today, it is almost gone. The only thing left is the push piles from last winter's snowplowing and what fell off the roof. Of course, there are flower beds under some of those! It's actually beginning to look like spring around here, but the temps remain rather low. We reach the mid-50's during the day, but it dips into the low 40's at night. I guess it's been a slow spring in many places around the country. Oh well, it's bound to happen sometime.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 16, 2002
7:53 AM

Post #262352

Sounds like we're having an Alaskan spring here. It's been cold!! 40 & 30s at night still. I want some warm weather!!
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


May 17, 2002
7:25 AM

Post #263049

We had a pretty good day here today... sunny and springlike. I'm trying to begin hardening off some of these plants, since I have to put them out on tables to sell them. This year I haven't been able to leave anything out in the cold wind for long, and I'm still taking a chance on them getting nipped by frost if I just use row cover at night. Even the trees are slow to bud out.
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2002
1:19 PM

Post #263615

Winter...DD tells me she is basking under hot skies in Southern Germany and since this is her very first year of gardening she's loving it and gives her something else to think about!! Gloria welcome to our garden and I too love campanulas. We refer to yours as fairy thimbles!! One of my favourites!! I had a small campanula and it wasn't doing very well in this acid soil, even with amendments, so have now put it into a pot and is doing much better.
reeter
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2007
12:04 AM

Post #3911494

has anyone had trouble with campanula (birch hybrid and white chips) or penstemon (midnight rubies) in the mid south, 7b? a lot of my new perennials planted this last spring didn't grow, grew and didn't bloom, or died!
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2007
12:43 AM

Post #3911626

For the ones that didn't grow or didn't bloom, they're probably just following the general rule for perennials...the first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap. Whenever you first plant something, it needs time to get its roots established before it'll grow and bloom a lot, and especially if it didn't have a lot of time to get established before you got hot weather, it's not surprising that they didn't do that much. As far as the ones that died, it's hard to say why that happened without some more details, but if they were planted in the sun and the weather was already getting hot when you planted them or shortly thereafter, then sometimes you're going to lose a few even if you try do everything right as far as watering, etc, it's just too stressful for them.
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2007
3:15 AM

Post #3912235

Reeter, don't feel bad about loosing those plants , there wasn't much we could have done this Spring. I lost my penstemon this year as well. Both campanula and penstemon need very well drained soil. I add gravel into my bed, tho sharp sand probably would have been even better. It still wasn't enough to withstand all of this Springs freakish wet weather. I lost just about everything that needed well drained soil, some that I have had for years.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


September 3, 2007
4:28 AM

Post #3930590

I just have to step in here and mention that the old threads still seem to have relevance. My campanula are just coming into their own in Seward, Alaska. It's a bit late, even for us, but we had a cold spring. When this thread last saw the light of DG day, I was a new member of DG and had so much to learn. Since then, I have grown so many different kinds of Campanula, I can't even begin to count. Poppysue was always a wonderful source of information in those days. I just wanted to mention how blessed I feel to be part of this website!
wonderearth
Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 25, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #6317796

I agree, this is the best website ever!
Anybody know how long Campanula percisifolia takes to bloom from seed?
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


March 25, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #6318063

For me, it is the second or third year, but my seasons are short.
wonderearth
Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 25, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #6318220

ok thanks.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 26, 2009
4:44 AM

Post #6321028

My SIL just gave me a clump of "peach-leaved" bellflower. It looks like campanula - is it c. percisifolia?
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


March 26, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #6322535

Yes, that is the common name for C. percisifolia.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 26, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #6322831

Thank you. Good to know. I have to be careful referring to it as "peach-leaved" because many people (including me, at first) think that means the flower is peach colored.

This clump looks to be a year old, so I'm on my way to blossoms.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 26, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #6322902

Spelling: Campanula persicifolia... you might have trouble finding it, using incorrect spelling.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 26, 2009
5:45 PM

Post #6322956

Thank you. There are mutliple spellings out there on the Internet. Spelling is noted. It's good to know the correct one. :-)

Kathy
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


March 27, 2009
5:10 AM

Post #6325673

Yes, I frequently make that spelling error, as we are more used to the 'c' in a word in that circumstance... at least, I am!
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 27, 2009
5:14 AM

Post #6325680

It used to be that I had to make myself stop being such a perfectionist and finish some things. Now, I think I've swung the other directions - I can get started and finished, but I have to make sure I'm paying careful attention to what I doing as I'm doing it. LOL

How're things up there? I see you've been hit with a good share of ash. Some gal here has been stuck for several days trying to get home. I was up there in Fairbanks (where I grew up) during the quake of '64 and I was down here in Oregon (in Corvallis) just after the eruption of St. Helens.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


March 27, 2009
5:17 AM

Post #6325685

Seward has escaped the ash fallout, so far. The 64 quake was quite something, I understand. I didn't arrive here until 1973, then moved here in '74.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 27, 2009
5:32 AM

Post #6325723

Oh, good. That ash really does a number on everything - sort of like little pieces of rock falling from the sky. Yech.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


April 10, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #6391694

Yes, it sure can be a problem. I wonder if there is a nutrient advantage to a bit of ash fall on the snow? It would be filtered, then leach into the soil. It would probably be acidic, but there must be some good stuff in there.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 10, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #6393151

I know people put wood ash around their Lilacs to encourage blooming. But I dn't know if volcanic ash is any different in composition.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


April 11, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #6395705

I'm sure it is. I think, other than the possible chemicals produced by the heat, it is ground rock... minerals.

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